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What increases my risk of myopia?

There are several risk factors that increase your chance of developing myopia. The number one risk factor is that someone in your family has it. Since myopia tends to run in families, you have a greater risk of developing myopia. Another risk of developing myopia is being born prematurely. 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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