Myopia is a sight threatening epidemic!
Take Action Now!
Globally, myopia is a leading cause of avoidable vision loss. By the year 2050, nearly half of the world’s population will be myopic. That is a staggering 5 billion people suffering from potentially preventable vision loss and increased risk of blindness.
The impact of myopia is substantial. It is a lifelong condition that negatively impacts quality of life and increases the risk of other sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, myopic macular degeneration and retinal detachment.
But with commitment from eye care professionals and caregivers, we can control the rise of myopia.
Help us grow myopia awareness
Creating change starts with an informed discussion with every parent or child.
Eye Care Professionals - We Need Your Help!
It starts with you, in your practice.
We need a team of health voices who understand how to inform as well as to diagnose and manage their patients.
Parents - Make Vision a Priority
Did you know that certain lifestyle choices may be damaging to our children’s eyes? Too much near work (screen time and the like) may be affecting the length of our children’s eyes. Unchecked, this may result in irreparable vision loss.
Here are some strategies to help protect your child.
What Is Myopia?
What causes it? How is it treated? What can I do to help?
Understand what myopia is, so you can help combat the epidemic.