"Ametropia, which encompasses nearsightedness
, farsightedness and astigmatism, is a problem that is corrected with the prescription of lenses or glasses to measure and often affects from an early age," added the doctor.
is becoming extremely common in the competitive world of today.
A survey by the National Eye Institute in 2009 found that the prevalence of nearsightedness
among Americans had increased from 25 per cent to 41.6pc over the past 30 years.
A recent survey by the national eye institute in 2009 found that the prevalence of nearsightedness
among Americans has increased from 25 percent to 41.6 percent over the past 30 years.
One of the most common scenarios for a pediatric eye doctor is seeing the child who is beginning to develop myopia, or nearsightedness
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A health undersecretary noted a high prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness
) and dry eyes resulting from long screen time.
It's just one of a larger effort to fight nearsightedness
According to researchers, children who spend a lot of time with gadgets tend to develop temporary myopia (temporary nearsightedness
), have obstructed balanced growth of the brain and also have a higher risk of obesity because they do not take part in physical activities.
The proposal by the authorities also seeks limiting the amount of online homework to reduce nearsightedness
in children which is a growing concern among parents.
The agreement positions the EVO Visian ICL family of lenses as a premium and primary refractive procedure for patients suffering from nearsightedness
. EVO is the latest version of STAAR Surgical Company's implantable collamer lens that works with the patient's natural eye to correct vision and provide patients visual freedom from spectacles and contact lenses.
The exact cause for this increase in nearsightedness
is unknown but is generally thought to be connected to a genetic predisposition for myopia as well as increasing time spent in front of screens.