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Can myopia be prevented?

Unfortunately, myopia cannot be prevented, but it is treatable. No prevention has been found to stop myopia from developing. Research has not identified a method to prevent changes or reduce the risk of changes to your eye and how light refracts inside your eye.

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What is the rate of incidence of youth onset myopia?
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The rate of occurrence of myopia in general (not just youth onset) has been increasing. In the past ...
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What is youth onset myopia?
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Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. Youth onset means that the nearsightedness started d...
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What is curvature myopia?
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Curvature myopia is a form of nearsightedness. People that are nearsighted can see objects that are ...
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How common is low myopia in the general population?
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Low myopia is a common type of refractive error that affects children and adults. The rate of incide...
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