Myopia or Nearsightedness is the most common visual abnormality in the world. In the US, >30% of individuals have myopia. This may seem very high, but is relatively low compared with some of the countries in Asia, which approach nearly 80%! People who have myopia have a hard time seeing things far away, but typically can see small print up close very well, often even into their 40's, when all the farsighted people finally have to get glasses for the first time. We call this the "myope's revenge" in eye care!