Eye Insight: Myopia (Nearsightedness) is a Global Public Health Issue

Eye Insight: Myopia (Nearsightedness) is a Global Public Health Issue


New York City being the Big Apple where
we have immigrants from all over the world and there’s a large community with
East Asian population and the myopia prevalence in that community is very
very high and it is our responsibility to help kids in that community so
hopefully we can slow down the myopia progression and the kids can reach their
best potential in the future The prevalence of myopia is rapidly
increasing globally the prevalence of myopia in high school students in
certain East Asian countries can reach 80 to 90 percent for example in
Singapore Korea Japan China the prevalence of myopia is skyrocketing high The prevalence of myopia in the U.S is also increasing right now is
about 40% in school-age children so we really need to take an action before it
gets too high It causes a financial burden to the patient and to the family and also it could reduce your educational and vocational potentials in
the future If myopia is too high if the prescription is too high it could
potentially cause diseases inside the eye that’s both vision threatening and
irreversible Contact us today for an appointment for your child at our midtown Manhattan location we’re on 42nd Street across from Bryant
Park

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