Welcome to Myopia Focus
If you're concerned your child may be at risk or if they have already been diagnosed with myopia, you can find out everything you need to know about what myopia is and ask questions in our parent's forum.
Perhaps more importantly, you can use our site to find local myopia eye care professionals who can support you with myopia management and treatment options.
What is Childhood Myopia?
Children with myopia are often described as being 'short-sighted' as distant objects appear blurry to them making it hard to do things such as read the whiteboard in classrooms. Myopia is caused by the eye being unable to focus light correctly and it is a progressive condition that changes over time. Watch the video to find out more about Myopia or click here to learn more about childhood myopia.
Clinical evidence has shown that a personalised eye care plan can significantly decrease the progression of myopia in children by up to 50%.
“When my eldest child Lily first told us she was struggling to see the board in class we suspected she was short-sighted. We took her to the opticians who simply confirmed she was myopic and prescribed glasses. The whole family wear glasses so it wasn't a surprise. However, it wasn't until I started finding out more about Myopia that I realised that glasses just provide a temporary fix, and there were potentially other solutions. We're now talking to a local specialist who is helping us find the correct myopia management plan for her."
Emma, Lily's Mum