- Q What is the rate of incidence of late adult onset myopia?
Late adult onset myopia is diagnosed in people that are over 40 years of age. It is estimated that 20 percent of people who are 65 years old in the United States have myopia. The incidence decreases as you age, with approximately 14 percent of 70 year... Full Answer
- Q How do I care for someone with late adult onset myopia?
If someone you are caring for has late adult onset myopia, remember that it is important for them to wear their glasses or contact lenses. These will help them to see clearly objects that are far away. If the person states that objects are blurry or that... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my late adult onset myopia on a daily basis?
All types of myopia are managed the same way. Once you are diagnosed with myopia, your doctor will discuss your treatment options. If you choose glasses or contacts, wear them daily as your doctor directs. Corrective lenses will help you to see objects... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my early adult-onset myopia on a daily basis?
Once diagnosed with myopia, your doctor will recommend the best treatment for you. If you wear glasses or contacts, continue to wear them. They will help you to see distance things more clearly. If objects become blurry, it is probably time for another... Full Answer
- Q What is the rate of incidence of early adult-onset myopia?
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is found in approximately 25 percent of people in the United States. Early adult-onset myopia is diagnosed between 20 and 40 years of age. It is estimated that 8 percent of the people in the United States have been diagnosed... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect late adult onset myopia?
Late adult onset myopia does not necessarily affect other illnesses, but it can lead to more serious problems. Myopia can cause headaches. In addition, serious vision problems, such as glaucoma or a detached retina, can develop. Some people cannot have... Full Answer
- Q Does late adult onset myopia affect adults differently than children?
Myopia can affect anyone at any age. However, diagnosis of late adult onset myopia indicates that the myopia started after the age of 40. This means that children would not be diagnosed with late adult onset myopia. Only individuals over the age of 40... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk of late adult onset myopia?
The number one risk factor for developing myopia is that someone in your family has/had it, particularly a parent. Since it runs in families, you have a greater risk of developing myopia if someone in your family also has it. Activities that involve... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk of early adult-onset myopia?
Occurrence of myopia in the family and babies born prematurely have an increase risk of developing adult-onset myopia. Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for late adult onset myopia?
Late adult onset myopia can be improved, and your vision can be corrected. Vision surgery is designed to correct nearsightedness. It will improve your vision so that corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) are not needed. Without surgery, glasses and... Full Answer