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Myopia Control For Children

Myopia is also known as short-sightedness.

It happens because our eyes become longer and cannot properly focus light.

As a consequence, people who are myopic struggle to see distant objects.

Managing myopia and helping to protect your child’s future vision.

Managing myopia and helping to protect your child’s future vision.

We recommend Eyedream lenses for children who are becoming more myopic (short sighted). We have been successfully fitting these lenses for over 20 years.

Please see the Eyedream website for more information

The Global myopia epidemic

In the last 50 years, the prevalence of myopia in the UK has more than doubled – from 10% in the 1960s to 23% in the 2000s (1). Experts predict that by 2050 more than 50% of the global population will be myopic – shortsighted (2). 

1 – McCullough et al. Six Year Refractive Change among White Children and Young Adults: Evidence for Significant Increase in Myopia among White UK Children. PLos One. 2016 Jan 19;11(1):e014332

2 – Holden et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016 Mys;123(5):1036-42

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