ScienceTalk: Don't be short-sighted about myopia in children

Eight out of 10 children are likely to be wearing glasses by Primary 6. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Myopia, or near-sightedness, makes objects at a distance out of focus.

While spectacles or contact lenses correct this easily, many people do not realise that developing myopia leads to irreversible changes to our eyes, such as excessive eyeball elongation.

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