Contacts at Night Can Reduce Glasses by Day

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Nearsightedness, or myopia, the condition of those who can’t see objects at a distance, is increasing at an “alarming” rate, according to the World Health Organization. The National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health states that about 42 percent of Americans are myopic, up from 25 percent in 1971. Responding to the rising number of children with blurry vision caused by myopia, the University Eye Institute is offering a Myopia Management Service to correct and manage nearsightedness in children.

It’s the first of its kind in Texas.