Jobson Optical Research, sponsored by Essilor, polled more than 300 optometrists in the U.S.
Does planning extra time outdoors during the school day help?
Myopia develops at different rates in different children.
Myopia was once considered a simple refractive error with few, if any, long-term eye health consequences.
What are they and how do they work?
A recent meta-analysis looked at the effects of increased outdoor time.
While we have much to learn about myopia management in children and teenagers, we already know so much.
Congratulations to all who created the International Myopia Institute (IMI) Myopia White Papers.
The exact role of genetic versus environmental components remains far from settled.
Many do not understand the significance of myopia to potential ocular health issues.
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Myopia affects one in six of the world’s population.
Research has uncovered some characteristics of people at greater risk.
At a minimum, we can estimate that $16 billion goes toward standard exam and refractive error corrections each year.
The prevalence of handheld electronic devices that children and teenagers use has grown exponentially.
Moving forward, ECPs must better understand the risk factors associated with myopia onset and progression.
The answer comes from articles written by leaders in myopia care.
Uncorrected myopia as well as high myopia resulting in complications such as myopic macular degeneration (MMD) can potentially result in lost productivity....
If the trends continue, myopia could become the leading cause of blindness worldwide by 2050.
There is an urgent and massive need to improve access to refractive care, particularly in low resource communities.
In just over a couple of decades, the need to address this epidemic has taken on an urgency.