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Does myopia affect children differently than adults?

Myopia can affect anyone at any age. Children with myopia should be watched to maintain proper eye care and to ensure glasses and contacts are worn according to the doctor's orders. Myopia might affect an elderly patient differently and should be monitored for age-related complications.

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Is late adult onset myopia serious?
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How do I prepare to see my doctor about my high myopia?
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Is early adult-onset myopia related to astigmatism?
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