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How To Prevent Myopia From Getting Worse

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error in which children and adults are easily able to see things in their near vision, however, it is more difficult to clearly see things in the distance.

Several recent studies both in the US and other countries show that the prevalence of myopia in children is growing at an alarming rate. This is important because high myopia can lead to glaucoma, retinal damage, cataracts, and macular degeneration later in life. If your child has myopia, what follows are some ideas about how to prevent myopia from getting worse.

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