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5 Myopia Myths

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

The prevalence of myopia is only on the rise, with the World Health Organization stating that half of the world's population will be myopic by 2050. Despite it being so common there are still some misconceptions about the condition, below we discuss some of the common myths that people may have about myopia.

Myth 1: Myopia only affects children, not adults

Myopia typically starts in childhood, but it can progress well into adulthood and more recent studies have shown that it can still increase in adults.