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Myopia, also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is a refractive defect of the eye in which collimated light produces image focus in front of the retina when accommodation is relaxed.
Increased screen time leads to more eye strain and convergence insufficiency in children

Increased screen time leads to more eye strain and convergence insufficiency in children

Avoiding expensive colleges can lead to bigger financial problems in the long run, study suggests

Avoiding expensive colleges can lead to bigger financial problems in the long run, study suggests

Sharp rise in screen time during the pandemic may be linked to increase in childhood short-sightedness

Sharp rise in screen time during the pandemic may be linked to increase in childhood short-sightedness

New resolution urges Member States to focus on prevention and management of  diabetes, obesity

New resolution urges Member States to focus on prevention and management of diabetes, obesity

Excessive night-time screen use linked to short-sightedness, poor sleep quality

Excessive night-time screen use linked to short-sightedness, poor sleep quality

New article sheds more light on myopia control efficacy

New article sheds more light on myopia control efficacy

New study provides the most comprehensive reviews of advancements in contact lenses

New study provides the most comprehensive reviews of advancements in contact lenses

Largest-ever study finds low complication rates in children who wear soft contact lenses

Largest-ever study finds low complication rates in children who wear soft contact lenses

Study offers new insights about myopia management

Study offers new insights about myopia management

WHO’s report may lead to greater awareness and deliver better eye health for all

WHO’s report may lead to greater awareness and deliver better eye health for all

Wearing eyeglasses protects against SARS-CoV-2

Wearing eyeglasses protects against SARS-CoV-2

Multifocal contact lenses reduce worsening nearsightedness in children

Multifocal contact lenses reduce worsening nearsightedness in children

Oxidative stress and growth factors associated with development of high myopia

Oxidative stress and growth factors associated with development of high myopia

COVID-19 restrictions may have unintended consequences for young eyes

COVID-19 restrictions may have unintended consequences for young eyes

A comprehensive analysis of evidence-based information to help manage myopia

A comprehensive analysis of evidence-based information to help manage myopia

Glasses to stop progression of myopia shown to work in multi-site trial

Glasses to stop progression of myopia shown to work in multi-site trial

Study identifies three unknown genetic mechanisms that cause myopia

Study identifies three unknown genetic mechanisms that cause myopia

Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of investigational drug to manage pediatric myopia

Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of investigational drug to manage pediatric myopia

Small eye movements play large role in humans' visual acuity

Small eye movements play large role in humans' visual acuity

CooperVision receives FDA approval for innovative MiSight 1 day contact lens

CooperVision receives FDA approval for innovative MiSight 1 day contact lens