What you need to know about myopia in one helpful infographic

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One of the most pervasive risks to your child’s vision is myopia, or nearsightedness. One and four parents have a child with myopia—that’s 14 million kids in the U.S. who have a vision impairment that may cause immediate issues with learning and have a long-term impact on their vision.1 [Read: What are the long-term risks of myopia in children?]

As part of our effort to raise awareness of myopia and provide educational information to help you make the best-informed decisions for your child, we’ve created a new myopia infographic. The infographic explains what myopia is, how it is increasing in the US and the world, why children have the disease, how they are diagnosed, its long-term complications, treatment options, and where to get more information.

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The prevalence of myopia and high myopia are increasing globally at an alarming rate, with significant increases in the risks for vision impairment. Learn more about myopia, its impact, and what you can do with this new myopia infographic via @MyMyopia. https://bit.ly/2W5Dhad #MyMyopia

One in four parents has a child with myopia. Why do children have myopia? Increased screen time, myopic parents, and less time outdoors are all factors. Read more about the causes and potential treatment options in this myopia infographic. Download, share or print a copy today. https://bit.ly/35vJe31 #MyMyopia

Did you know that conventional glasses and contact lenses do not slow the progression of myopia? There are things you can do to protect your child’s vision. Click here to see the myopia infographic that will help you learn more about myopia, its impact, and the simple steps you can take. https://bit.ly/3b3ULbh #MyMyopia 

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1. https://www.aoa.org/newsroom/myopia-rates-on-the-rise-syvm