Myopia is not some unfamiliar rare condition: When was the last time you looked around and took note of how many people are wearing glasses? If you yourself don’t wear glasses, I am sure you know someone who does. Did you know that myopia, which is commonly known as nearsightedness, is the most common reason why people wear corrective glasses? But having myopic eyes is a lot more than blurry vision and the need for glasses. Having myopia puts you at a much higher risk for many medical eye conditions such as retinal detachments, cataracts, glaucoma, and myopic retinopathy, which often can be devastating and lead to blindness in the eyes.