How common is myopia nowadays?
Nearsightedness has become increasingly prevalent in the past few decades. According to the findings in a study jointly conducted by researchers from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the National Institutes of Health and UC Davis, and Genentech, approximately 4% of American adults have severe myopia, which is equivalent to 9.6 million people. What’s worse, 0.33% of people have progressive myopia, a nearsightedness that worsens year after year.
Surgical management of myopia is an effective approach to correct vision. However, is it suitable for everybody? What are the advantages and disadvantages of laser eye surgery? Keep reading, and learn everything you should know before LASIK eye surgery.