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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.
Study provides guidance about screen time harming children’s vision

Study provides guidance about screen time harming children’s vision

Tips to helps parents make informed choices about their children's eye health

Tips to helps parents make informed choices about their children's eye health

Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis

Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis

Researchers identify 161 genetic factors for myopia

Researchers identify 161 genetic factors for myopia

Columbia researchers develop new non-invasive approach to permanently correct vision

Columbia researchers develop new non-invasive approach to permanently correct vision

New non-invasive approach could permanently correct vision

New non-invasive approach could permanently correct vision

Unhappy combination of alcohol, anger, and aggressive behavior

Unhappy combination of alcohol, anger, and aggressive behavior

New studies could offer novel treatments for vision and eye conditions

New studies could offer novel treatments for vision and eye conditions

FDA grants clearance for first contact lens with light-adaptive technology

FDA grants clearance for first contact lens with light-adaptive technology

Improving Healthcare in the Community through Eye Examinations

Improving Healthcare in the Community through Eye Examinations

AMA votes to adopt new policies for improving health of the nation

AMA votes to adopt new policies for improving health of the nation

Mass. Eye and Ear ophthalmologists offer new type of minimally-invasive laser vision correction

Mass. Eye and Ear ophthalmologists offer new type of minimally-invasive laser vision correction

New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

New review provides reassurance to safety of soft contact lenses in children

New review provides reassurance to safety of soft contact lenses in children

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover retinal cell that may cause myopia

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover retinal cell that may cause myopia

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

GW scientist awarded $2.8 million NIH grant to continue research on corneal wound healing

GW scientist awarded $2.8 million NIH grant to continue research on corneal wound healing