The medical term “myopia” refers to nearsightedness caused by the lengthening of the eyeballs. A common refractive error seen in children and teens, it requires vision correction, most commonly through eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Myopia can worsen later in life, increasing the risk for cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and even blindness. Fortunately, myopia control, which involves treatments that help slow down the condition’s progression, can significantly help. Vision Care Plus, home of your local eye care doctors, explains more below.