Many are calling it a “myopia or nearsightedness epidemic,” and it could be happening to your child right now. The prevalence of nearsightedness is growing rapidly throughout the world, and the United States is no exception. Beside just thicker glasses and more contact lens power, there are alarming other side effects of myopia, including a highly increased incidence of retinal detachment, cataracts, glaucoma, etc. Scientific research has been found that the progression of nearsightedness can now be slowed down significantly with treatment. During your next eye exam, ask us about how you can help to save your child’s vision.