Aligning Our Myopia World With the Real World


You and I live in a world where myopia is front of mind every day, seemingly the most discussed topic in optometry. We’re familiar with the challenges it creates for children who are left uncorrected. We can quote the statistics of its growing prevalence and severity around the world. We can name several increased risks that it poses to vision later in life. And we know that efforts are underway around the world to manage its progression. Yet our world is not the real world. Most people, even parents of myopic kids, lack the basic knowledge that myopia exists, don’t understand its near-term challenges and long-term effects, and lack any inkling that options are being explored to tackle this global health care crisis. Read More