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Can youth onset myopia be prevented?

No, youth onset myopia cannot be prevented. Research has not identified a way to prevent the development of myopia. Nothing has been found to prevent changes to the shape or size of your eye, or how light refracts inside your eye. You should take steps to protect your eyes, but there is nothing that can be done to stop myopia from developing.

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Is youth onset myopia serious?
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