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Studies show that in the early 1970s, about 25 percent of 12- to 54-year-old Americans were nearsighted. This number increased to more than 41 percent by the early 2000s. Predictions show that half of the global population could be nearsighted by the year 2050. Myopia is currently at epidemic levels and is expected to continue to get much worse. Below are articles and studies related to the treatment and new information on Nearsightedness.

Articles

The Myopia Boom

Myopia Control: The Time is Now

Nearly 10 Million Adults Found to Be Severely Nearsighted in the United States

Myopia Prevention - From Evidence to Practice

Contact Lenses Worn by Sleeping Children Can Prevent Short-sightedness

Washington Post: The World's Myopia Crisis and Why Children Should Spend More Time Outdoors

Degenerative Myopia

Studies

The SMART Study: Background, Rationale, and Baseline Results

Myopia Control in Children Through Refractive Therapy Gas Permeable Contact Lenses: Is it for real?

The Safety of Orthokeratology - A Systematic Review

New Cases of Myopia in Children

Corneal Reshaping and Myopia Progression

Epidemiology (Cause) of Myopia

Orthokeratology and Dry Eye Syndrome

Strategies to Regulate Myopia Progression With Contact Lenses: A Review

Clinical Management of Progressive Myopia

An Evidence-Based Update on Myopia and Interventions to Retard Its Progression

Efficacy Comparison of 16 Interventions for Myopia Control in Children

Effect of Daul-Focus Soft Contact Lens Wear on Axial Myopia Progression in Children

Decrease in Rate Of Myopia Progression With a Contact Lens Designed to Reduce Relative Peripheral Hyperopia: One-Year Results

Effect of Outdoor Activity on Myopia Onset and Progression in School-Aged Children in Northeast China: The Sujiatun Eye Care Study

Effect of Time Spent Outdoors at School on the Development of Myopia Among Children in China

Atropine Slows Myopia Progression More in Asian than White Chilrden by Meta-Analysis

Long-Term Effect of Overnight Orthokeratology on Axial Length Elongation in Childhood Myopia: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study

The Control Effect of Orthokeratology on Axial Length Elongation in Chinese Children with Myopia