An Indiana University optometrist is available to comment on myopia during Myopia Awareness Week. Myopia is the most common ocular disorder in the world, affecting an estimated 1.98 billion people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
A recently announced initiative from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to protect children from the vision-threatening consequences of high myopia (nearsightedness) has attracted major financial support from CooperVision.
Research shows publicly traded companies under increasing shareholder pressure to deliver short-term returns, rather than planning for long-term success. Such dampens future sources of market and productivity growth, depresses wage growth and stunts economy-wide progress.
Eye health community warns the coronavirus pandemic may worsen the epidemic of children at risk of nearsightedness.
Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. The findings support an option for controlling the condition, also called nearsightedness, which increases the risk of cataracts, glaucoma and retinal detachment later in life. Investigators of the Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study published the results August 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Glasses to stop myopia or nearsightedness in children have been shown to work in a multi-site trial of 256 children and will go on sale later this year outside the United States.
Rockville, Maryland — New research suggests that adding 30 minutes of daily outdoor activity reduces the progression of nearsightedness, called myopia, in children if the activity is continued. The study, conducted by researchers in Beijing, China, is published in the May 2019…