Childhood Myopia is on the Rise!
The prevalence of myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is increasing in the United States and worldwide, particularly among children. Myopia causes vision to become blurred in the long distance. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that one contributing factor to this trend is the excessive time children spend indoors, on cellphones and computers. Children need a balance of indoor and outdoor activities for their eyes to develop properly. Myopia normally begins in childhood and then progressively increases until early adulthood.