Nov 29, 2017
Glasses. Contact Lenses. LASIK. All of these terms are commonplace in modern society. You may be familiar with one or more of these modalities from your own vision care or a family member or friend. The truth is, nearsightedness (myopia) has become so prevalent that there are no degrees of separation when we seek to find individuals suffering from the condition. So the question arises: how did we become nearsighted? Additionally, why are the rates of myopia increasing at such a drastic rate in the modern age?