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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 doing a lot of close work, such as reading, have also been cited as increasing your risk for myopia.

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What is low myopia?
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What type of doctor should I see to address youth onset myopia?
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How do I prepare to see my doctor about my curvature myopia?
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