Myopia is a condition of the eye where close up objects appear clear, but at a distance everything becomes blurry and out of focus.
This happens when the eye grows too long from front to back. Instead of focusing images on the retina (the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye) the lens of the eye focuses images in front of the retina.
A common question asked by parents: “Will glasses make my child’s eyes worse?” The sad reality is they were getting worse without wearing glasses anyway!
Wearing glasses won’t make their eyes worse, but it won’t do much to slow down myopia. In fact research says it has only a measly 0-5% effect on myopia.