What is myopia?
Myopia, or shortsightedness as it is commonly known, is an eye condition where you are unable to see clearly in the distance. It is a very common eye condition that usually begins in school-age children and can continue to progress until the eye stops growing. Adults can also develop myopia and it is estimated that by the year 2050, approximately 50% of the world’s population will be shortsighted. People who are highly myopic are at greater risk of conditions such as cataracts, retinal detachment and macular degeneration.