The prevalence of myopia is increasing with every generation. In most cases, nearsightedness is just a minor inconvenience and poses little or no threat to eye health. Other times, myopia can be so progressive and severe it can be considered a degenerative condition. Children who develop myopia (nearsightedness) have a continual progression of their myopia throughout childhood and adolescence. Left untreated more severe long-term risks like cataracts, glaucoma or retinal detachment can occur. The goal of myopia control is to slow down the progression of myopia in your child. Keeping it from developing higher levels of nearsightedness that are associated with developing serious eye problems, can also change the impact Myopia has on your child's life.