There is a lack of awareness when it comes to myopia, or nearsightedness, because it has been easy to treat the symptoms. When people get glasses or contact lenses and their vision improves, they ignore the condition further. But this could lead to retinal problems or glaucoma 20, 30, 40 years later.
And the statistics from researchers call for action now: By 2050, half of the world’s population is projected to be myopic, with 1 billion people expected to have high myopia, a severe form of the condition.
That’s why we’re dedicated to halting the global myopia epidemic – to raise awareness of a condition that can lead to serious eye health issues and even vision loss but can be managed with early intervention. Sign up to receive updates and to access content on myopia management.