Myopia: A Silent and Growing Epidemic
Today, close to 40% of adults in France are nearsighted. Experts say that in 2050, that number could be as high as 60%. The Institute for Medical Education and Prevention (IEMP) has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about myopia, a vision condition that many people still don't know a lot about.
@arpo Myopia is a global epidemic. It affects 2.5 billion people around the world. And if steps aren't taken, in 2050 that number will be 5 billion," warned Thierry Bour, MD, president of the French National Union of Ophthalmologists (SNOF). In France, the prevalence of myopia was 15% in 1950. These days, it's 40%. "In some parts of Asia, 90% of young adults are nearsighted