The Myopia Management Opportunity in the United States Using the 2020 Census

Younger children with myopia benefit most from myopia control treatment(s), which function by slowing myopia progression until eye growth stabilizes. Estimation of myopia prevalence for individuals 5 to 17 years of age in the United States (US) population is of relevance to guide current and future public health responses. Coupling myopia prevalence cross sectional data demographics with the 2020 US Census data offers the opportunity to provide a more up to date estimate of myopia prevalence among children in the US and the subsequent demand on the eye care profession to effectively manage these children.

Publication date

June 2, 2022


IOVS, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science


Patricia Fortin; Justin Kwan
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