They found a number of variations around the RASGRF1 gene, which is associated with eye growth, seemed to be strongly associated with myopia - either preventing it or protecting against it.
"It is not quite the end of glasses yet but clearly the hope is that we will be able to block the genetic pathways that causes shortsightedness," said Dr Christopher Hammond at King's College London, an eye surgeon who led the research. "It will probably take the form of a tablet or eye drops but it is going to be a challenge and at least 10 years before there is a treatment."
Every article about this seems to feel the need to talk about fashion, and "famous people who wear glasses". Die in a fire, "science" writers.