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Should we change our eyeglass prescribing for children?

eye chartBy Danielle M. Ledoux, MD, Department of Ophthalmology

Myopia or nearsightedness, a vision condition in which close objects are seen clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred, is extremely prevalent in our society and appears to be on the rise. A recent article estimated the prevalence of myopia in people aged 12 to 54 increased from 25 percent in the years in the early 1970s,  to 41.6 percent in the years 1999 to 2004.

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