The Dangers of Nearsightedness:  Are Our Children at Risk?

The Dangers of Nearsightedness:  Are Our Children at Risk?

While we are all navigating life through this pandemic another epidemic continues to emerge – children are becoming more nearsighted.  In the United States the percentage of myopic individuals increased as measured in 1972 and in 2010 from 25% of the population to 46%!  And, before COVID-19, scientists were predicting that more than 40 million people in the US will be nearsighted by the year 2030.