Eyecare professionals have been warning about the alarming increase in the incidence of myopia worldwide for years. A recent International Myopia Institute white paper, published in the Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science journal, notes that in 2020, the world incidence of myopia was 30 percent, and that number is expected to rise to 50 percent by 2050. The paper notes that with the increase comes a disproportionate expansion in high myopia. And with that escalation comes an upward trend for high-myopia related complications such as myopic macular degeneration and retinal detachment, among others. This progression comes at a cost, not only to vision but also to health care expenditures, productivity and quality of life. Read More