Issue 21

The Growing Prevalence of Myopia

The prevalence of myopia is increasing significantly worldwide. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Jake Sivak explains why it is appropriate to refer to this growth as an epidemic, Farah Panjwani reviews an article exploring the economic cost of myopia and Alisa Sivak summarizes recent research on myopia in China. Don’t forget to look at our downloadable research brief, which highlights myopia prevalence worldwide.