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Could Your Child Be Short-Sighted?

Trust us to manage your child's Myopia

Myopia management is the area of children's eye care dedicated to slowing down childhood myopia progression. Myopia in children can also be referred to being short-sighted

It involves prescribing special spectacles or contact lenses to slow the progression down. Myopia management is important because it's preferable to have lower numbers in a prescription, this means less frequent changes of spectacles or contact lens powers. More importantly, this excessive growth of the eye stretches the retina - the light-sensitive layer lining the back of the eye - and the stretching increases risk of eye diseases and vision impairment occurring across your child's lifetime

By 2050, an estimated 5 billion people, or half the global population, could be affected by short-sightedness 

"Every 1 dioptre less of myopia (-1.00, or 4 steps) means a decreased risk of myopic maculopathy of 40% across a lifetime."

 

- Bullimore & Brennan, OVS 2019

Myopia is one of the conditions identified by the World Health Organisation as a potential cause of blindness. It is currently estimated that Myopia affects 30% of the world's population, and this number is projected to be nearly 50% by 2050. Projected increases are widely considered to be driven by environmental factors such as decreased outdoors time, increased near work, and high-pressure educational systems especially at young ages.

 

Alongside us prescribing interventions, follow these tips to help curb Myopia:

Don't Skip Eye Examinations

 

It's never too early to start considering your child's vision. It is widely recognised that without good vision, children can experience developmental setbacks that could easily be avoided with simple and regular eye examinations. Plus, if your child is 16 or under, the eye exam in completely free

Watch For Signs of Vision Issues

Headaches, excessive blinking, eye rubbing, and a child feeling tired or cranky are potential warning signs that they are having vision trouble

Take Regular Breaks

The 20/20/20 Rule is a good guide for parents to follow. Every 20 minutes you need to look up at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This gives eyes a break and a return to their natural position.

Another developing school of thought is "30/30/Out" - which suggests 30 minutes of screen time at 30cm before heading outside for 30 minutes

Could Your Child Be Short-Sighted?

 

Trust us to look after your child's Myopia.

 

Myopia management is the area of children's eye care dedicated to slowing down childhood myopia progression. Myopia in children may also be called being short-sighted.

 

It involves prescribing special spectacles or contact lenses to slow the progression down. Myopia management is important because it's preferable to have lower numbers in a prescription, this means less frequent changes of spectacles or contact lens powers but more importantly, this excessive growth of the eye stretches the retina - the light-sensitive layer lining the back of the eye - and the stretching increases risk of eye diseases and vision impairment occurring across your child's lifetime.

"Every 1 dioptre less of myopia (-1.00, or 4 steps) means a decreased risk of myopic maculopathy of 40% across a lifetime."

 

- Bullimore & Brennan, OVS 2019

Myopia is one of the conditions identified by the World Health Organisation as a potential cause of blindness. It is currently estimated that Myopia affects 30% of the world's population, and this number is projected to be nearly 50% by 2050. Projected increases are widely considered to be driven by environmental factors such as decreased outdoors time, increased near work, and high-pressure educational systems especially at young ages.

 

Alongside us prescribing interventions, follow these tips to help curb Myopia:

Don't Skip Eye Examinations

 

It's never too early to start considering your child's vision. It is widely recognised that without good vision, children can experience developmental setbacks that could easily be avoided with simple and regular eye examinations. Plus, if your child is 16 or under, the eye exam in completely free.

Watch For Signs of Vision Issues

Headaches, excessive blinking, eye rubbing, and a child feeling tired or cranky are potential warning signs that they are having vision trouble.

Take Regular Breaks

The 20/20/20 Rule is a good guide for parents to follow. Every 20 minutes you need to look up at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This gives eyes a break and a return to their natural position.

Another developing school of thought is "30/30/Out" - which suggests 30 minutes of screentime at 30cm before heading outside for 30 minutes.

Could Your Child Be Short-Sighted?

 

Trust us to manage your child's Myopia

 

Myopia management is the area of children's eye care dedicated to slowing down childhood myopia progression. Myopia in children may also be called being short-sighted

 

It involves prescribing special spectacles or contact lenses to slow the progression down. Myopia management is important because it's preferable to have lower numbers in a prescription, this means less frequent changes of spectacles or contact lens powers but more importantly, this excessive growth of the eye stretches the retina - the light-sensitive layer lining the back of the eye - and the stretching increases risk of eye diseases and vision impairment occurring across your child's lifetime

By 2050, an estimated 5 billion people, or half the global population, could be affected by short-sightedness 

"Every 1 dioptre less of myopia (-1.00, or 4 steps) means a decreased risk of myopic maculopathy of 40% across a lifetime."

 

- Bullimore & Brennan, OVS 2019

Myopia is one of the conditions identified by the World Health Organisation as a potential cause of blindness. It is currently estimated that Myopia affects 30% of the world's population, and this number is projected to be nearly 50% by 2050. Projected increases are widely considered to be driven by environmental factors such as decreased outdoors time, increased near work, and high-pressure educational systems especially at young ages

 

Alongside us prescribing interventions, follow these tips to help curb Myopia:

Don't Skip Eye Examinations

It's never too early to start considering your child's vision. It is widely recognised that without good vision, children can experience developmental setbacks that could easily be avoided with simple and regular eye examinations. Plus, if your child is 16 or under, the eye exam in completely free

Watch For Signs of Vision Issues

Headaches, excessive blinking, eye rubbing, and a child feeling tired or cranky are potential warning signs that they are having vision trouble

Take Regular Breaks

The 20/20/20 Rule is a good guide for parents to follow. Every 20 minutes you need to look up at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This gives eyes a break and a return to their natural position.

Another developing school of thought is "30/30/Out" - which suggests 30 minutes of screentime at 30cm before heading outside for 30 minutes

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