The Myopia epidemic
Look at the people around you. Have you also noticed that more and more people are wearing glasses nowadays? Myopia or Near Sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions especially in Asia. Current estimates are that between 80-90% of Asian young adults have Myopia and about 20% will develop high Myopia (glasses of -6.00D or more). About 30 years ago the rate of Myopia was around 40% in Asia. In the Western world myopia is also on the rise, with rates also double that of 30 years ago.