Myopia or nearsightedness, has become a major problem in today's world. Researchers estimate that by 2050, 4.7 billion people will be diagnosed with myopia (which is almost 50% of the world population!)
In the United alone, cases of myopia has nearly doubles since the 1970s. The world health organization myopia epidemic!
This is important
Retinal detachments, glaucoma.
Myopia has been found to increase in children that do not spend enough time outdoors and increased screen time.
American Academic of pediatrics have put
-Low dose Atropine Eye Drops
-Soft Multifocal/Bifocal Contact lenses
-Corneal Refractive Therapy