Myopia affects almost 30 percent of the population in the United States. Severe myopia is associated with complications that can threaten your eyesight.
However, there’s some promising news on the horizon, at least for children.
Glasses that proponents say are specially designed to slow the progression of myopia in children are scheduled to launch this summer.
The lenses, developed by scientists at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, were found to reduce the progression of myopia for 60 percent of the young participants in a two-year, double-blind, randomized clinical trial.
In addition, the new lenses completely stopped further vision loss in 21 percent of trial participants.