Myopia is a growing concern for parents around the world and in particular in Asian countries. It seems our obsession with staying inside whether to study, watch television, or play video games is affecting our eyesight. Myopia or nearsightedness occurs when the eye goes out of round and becomes elongated, making it harder to see objects further away. Nearsightedness can make it difficult for your child to easily read the blackboard in school and as they come into their teen years, can make driving more difficult and unsafe. Myopia is a progressive condition meaning it worsens over time. Our friends at schedule an exam with Dr. Yen today.