All About Myopia

How myopia (nearsightedness) can impact kids' lives — and how you can help.
my•o•pia /mīˈōpēə/

A common vision problem that makes distant objects look blurry, but nearby objects look clearer. Also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness.

Video: All About Myopia

Learn about myopia (nearsightedness), including what causes it, how it affects vision, and ways to keep it from getting worse.

Is my child at risk?

Take this short quiz to find out if your child could have undiagnosed myopia.

What Is Myopia?

Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common vision problem in kids and young adults. It causes nearby objects to look clearer than the ones that are further away.

What are Myopia and Myopia Control?

Get details on the causes, symptoms and management of this common vision condition.

Is Your Child at Risk for Myopia?

How you can help reduce your child's risk of developing myopia.

Myopia Signs & Symptoms

Myopia can cause many different signs and symptoms in kids. Some are noticeable, but others are invisible if you don't know what to look for. Learn more about these hidden symptoms and how they could be affecting your child's life.

12 Signs Your Child Might Need Glasses

Myopia symptoms can be easy to manage, but they aren't always easy to notice.

Nearsightedness vs. Farsightedness

Nearsightedness and farsightedness are similar in some ways, but different in others.

Myopia Diagnosis in Children | Early Diagnosis is Key

Like other medical problems, it's important to diagnose myopia as early as you can. An eye doctor will use a few painless tests to spot the signs of myopia and give your child the best chance at long-term eye health.

Progressive Myopia

Here's what you should do if your child's vision is getting worse every year.

Infographic: What To Know if Your Child Is Nearsighted

These myopia facts can help you better understand your child's nearsightedness.

Myopia Control

Childhood is the most important period for myopia control. If it isn't controlled and progresses quickly, it can have lifelong effects on someone's vision.

Myopia Control: Is There a Cure for Nearsightedness?

You may be able to help your child avoid high myopia and the risks that come with it.

Are Contact Lenses Right for Your Teen?

Contact lenses aren't right for everyone. Will they help your teen get clearer vision?

Myopia Correction

When you correct myopia, you're taking an important step toward your child's wellbeing. Eyeglasses, contact lenses and vision surgery can all correct myopia, but glasses are the most common method, especially during earlier childhood.

How to Get Kids to Wear Glasses

Is your child resistant to wearing their new glasses? Use these tips and tricks to get kids of all ages to wear glasses and see the pros of better vision.

Which Is Best for Teenagers: Glasses or Contact Lenses?

Have to buy contact or glasses for your teen? Read to discover the types, benefits, and features of contacts vs glasses, to help choose what's best for your teen.

Myopia Resources

Myopia Infographic

Infographic about myopia and your child

Myopia Simulator

See what your child sees