Why Myopia Matters
Clinical studies show there is more to worry about with myopic eyes than the inconvenience of glasses. Scientific evidence has proven that myopic children are more vulnerable to a range of sight-threatening diseases and complications in the future.
Myopia is usually caused by an eye growing too long. Children with even a low amount of myopia have a four times greater risk of retinal detachment in their lifetime than non-myopes. For those with moderate to severe myopia, the risk increases ten times. Other myopia risks include glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.