According to a study, half the world will be myopic by 2050
Half of the world’s population will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to 1 billion people at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue.
What is myopia?
Myopia, otherwise known as short-sightedness or nearsightedness, is an eye condition affecting a person’s clarity of vision for distant objects. Someone with myopia might be able to see objects close up clearly, but will have difficulty seeing objects in the distance, such as a TV screen or whiteboard.
Who does it affect?
Myopia can develop at any age, but is most concerning when it starts in young children. This is because the eye grows throughout childhood which can lead to rapidly progressing myopia.
What are the symptoms of myopia?
Blurry vision when looking at distant objects
Need to sit closer to the TV or the front of the classroom
What are the causes of myopia?
Too much screen time
Not spending enough time outdoors
Children who spend just 1 hour outdoors each day can reduce their risk of developing myopia. Even for those with myopia already, increasing time outside is likely to reduce progression.
How do you treat myopia?
Myopia in children can be treated to slow or even stop the progression entirely, with:
Laser vision correction
Treatment is possible for children. We recommend Essilor's STELLEST™ Lenses, which slow down myopia progression in children by 67% on average.
2 pairs of STELLEST™ glasses for £29 per month
Our package includes:
2 x £19.95 frames (option to upgrade at additional cost if desired)
2 pairs of STELLEST™ lenses with Crizal Kids coating
6 monthly prescription check up
MiSight® Contact Lenses
MiSight® 1 day contact lenses corrects short-sightedness so children can enjoy clear, spectacle-free vision.
MiSight® 1 day has a special optical design which may help to slow down the speed at which myopia progresses.
100% of parents when asked said their children were happy with the experience of wearing contact lenses, including comfort, vision, ease of use and freedom from spectacles.
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