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Nearsightedness, termed myopia is a global pandemic

June 26, 2016 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Myopia Lasik

Not only are there more myopic people than ever, but the degree of myopia has also increased which affects not only individuals but society as a whole.

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Why more people than ever are becoming nearsighted

March 27, 2016 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Myopia Lasik

Myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness is increasing throughout the world.  While genetics plays a role, the increase in near activities in the young seems to be a more important factor.

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Heredity and environmental factors are responsible for contributing to myopia

February 21, 2016 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Myopia Near Sightedness

More and more people are becoming near-sighted.  While heredity has always been a factor, modern age living is now responsible for the rising rates of this condition.

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Is the world becoming more myopic (near-sighted)?

November 22, 2015 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Michelle Liebert M D Pediatric Ophthalmologist Long Island Myopia

Although most people who are myopic simply need glasses, there is a growing segment of the population that is becoming "pathologically myopic," with prescriptions that are as high as -10.00 to -12.00.  A high myope has 10 times the risk of retinal detachment.  There is an increased incidence of retinal degeneration, cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration in these patients as well.  What is the cause?  Is there anything we can do?

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Nearsightedness, termed myopia, is becoming more common

July 5, 2015 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Myopia Lasik

More and more  people are suffering from myopia as our changing life styles have encouraged us to frequently engage in near activities such as cell phones, computers, and tablets.

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Myopia, a common eye condition affecting your vision is on the rise

March 22, 2015 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Myopia Lasik

Myopia, a common eye condition that affects the vision of upwards 50% of the population has become more prevalent over the past few decades.

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Can nearsightedness be prevented in young people

November 9, 2014 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Myopia Ortho K Orthokeratology I Lasik Lasik

Nearsightedness, technically termed myopia, is on the rise affecting close to 50% of the population in this country.  The question is what can be done to prevent it, why does it happen, and how can we treat it.

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Nearsightedness on the rise

June 22, 2014 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Nearsightedness Myopia

Thanks in large part to video games, computers, and smart phones, there is an explosion of myopia (nearsightedness) throughout the world.

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What Does Near Sighted and Far Sighted Mean?

March 17, 2014 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Far Sighted Near Sighted Myopia Lasik Refractive Error

 More than 11 million Americans have common vision problems that can be corrected with the use of prescriptive eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses

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Myopia, commonly termed nearsightedness, is on the rise

February 2, 2014 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Myopia Lasik

With nearly half the population in the USA suffering from myopia, it is one of the most common problems faced by eye care professionals.  While it can't be prevented there are many ways of treating this problem.

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