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myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness is on the rise

March 12, 2017 — by Lawrence Zweibel
Tags: Lasik Myopia

Increasing time spent indoors along with performing time consuming near activities such as computer use and video games has lead to increasing prevalence of myopia.

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What Really Does Nearsighted or Far-SIghted Mean?

February 22, 2017 — by Andrew Bainnson
Tags: Lasik Refractive Errors Myopia Hyperopia Astigmatism

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. These conditions are known as refractive errors and they occur when the eye doesn’t correctly bend, or refract, light as it enters the eye. 

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Myopia/near sightedness. Should I be concerned?

January 23, 2017 — by Dr. Michelle Liebert
Tags: Michelle Liebert M D Pediatric Ophthalmlogist North Shore Eye Care Myopia

Myopia, or near-sightedness, is a condition where distant objects appear blurry, whereas near objects appear clear.  It is the most common refractive error and in the United States, affects approximately 40% of individuals.  In China, it affects 90% of all children.  It is caused, in general, by an anatomically long eye.  Clear images are focused by the cornea and lens to the back of the eye, called the retina.  In a patient who is myopic, the image is focused (blurred) in front of the retina.  It is treated with glasses or contact lenses in children.  Adults can potentially have the option of having LASIK or PRK to treat their myopia.

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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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