Have you been told that your child needs glasses or contacts? Health experts estimate that almost half the U.S. population — 42% — has myopia (nearsighted ness), a figure that has almost doubled over the past 3 decades and continues to grow. But being nearsighted is more than just an inconvenience: It can pose long-term hazards.

While glasses, contact lenses, eyedrops, and surgery can help kids see clearly, they don’t stop myopia from getting worse. Myopia occurs due to a slightly elongated eyeball or a steep curve in the cornea (the clear part in front of the…


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