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When does myopia typically start?

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Myopia runs in families and usually starts in childhood. It usually stops changing after your teenage years, but not always. The incidents of myopia has been rising at an alarming rate in recent years If you notice changes in your vision, get your eyes checked. See your eye doctor every year.

From: What Is Myopia (Nearsightedness)? WebMD Medical Reference

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Yanoff, M; Duker, J.  , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Refractive Errors," "Facts About Myopia."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on November 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Yanoff, M; Duker, J.  , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Refractive Errors," "Facts About Myopia."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on November 07, 2019

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