What is Myopia?
Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is blurry vision in the long distance and usually starts in childhood, being more common in children who have myopic parents.
It starts at a young age and myopia occurs when the person’s eyeball begins to elongate or their cornea is too curved. When this happens, it will prevent light from focusing on the retina and hence blur their distance vision.
Myopia tends to get worse as we get older, and the younger it starts, the worse it may get.
Myopia is dramatically on the rise around the world and in the year 2000 it affected 27% of the population of Western Europe, but by 2020 it had risen to 37%.