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Debunking Myths

​Myopia is a silent epidemic that is affecting billions around the world. Many do not know of the severity myopia complication and possibily resulting vision loss.

  1. Myopia is a kid only problem. 
    False. Many may not know that the risk of vision loss increases with age.

  2. Myopia will not cause blindness. 
    False. Myopia, particularly high myopia is a complex condition and it is associated with major eye disease that requires early intervention or may result in visual impairment.

  3. Myopia can be easily treated by a pair of glasses or contact lenses. 
    False. The risk of visual impairment is related to the elongation of eye ball and refractive power in eye.

  4. Wearing pinhole glasses can train eyesight and reverse myopia.
    False. Myopia cannot be reversed and can only be managed by slowing down its progression. Currently, there is no known cure for myopia.

  5. Taking supplements such as vitamin A will prevent myopia.
    False. Myopia is not a cause from vitamin A deficiency. Taking vitamin A will help in possible night vision blindness but will not help to prevent or improve vision from myopia cause.