Myopia defined

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common type of refractive error where close objects appear clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. Cases of refractive error include myopia of 1.0 diopters or more.

2010 U.S. age-specific prevalence rates for myopia by age and race/ethnicity

Line graph showing 2010 U.S. prevalence rates of myopia by age and race

2010 prevalence rates of myopia by race

Bar chart showing prevalence of myopia by race in 2010

2010 U.S. prevalent cases of myopia by race/ethnicity

Pie chart showing 2010 U.S. prevalent cases of myopia by race

2010 U.S. prevalent cases of myopia by gender

Pie chart showing 2010 U.S. prevalent cases of myopia by gender

Projections for myopia (2010-2030-2050)

Bar chart showing projected number of people with myopia in 2010, 2030, and 2050 by race
Bar chart showing projected number of people with myopia in 2010, 2030, and 2050 by race

Changes of cases between 2000 and 2010

Bar chart showing the number of cases of myopia in thousands in 2000 and 2010

2000 U.S. prevalent cases of myopia by race/ethnicity

Pie chart showing 2000 U.S. prevalent cases of myopia by race

2000 U.S. prevalent cases of myopia by gender

Pie chart showing 2000 U.S. prevalent cases of myopia by gender
Last updated: July 2019