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Introducing Myopia Focus - a resource to raise awareness of the myopia epidemic

We are excited to announce the official launch of Myopia Focus, a new educational resource and campaign which focuses on the myopia epidemic gripping children in the UK.

Myopia (also known as short-sightedness) affects one in three people in the UK; however, it is now twice as common as in the 1960s. High myopia can cause serious eye problems later in life, including complications that could lead to blindness.

The latest research published at the end of 2021 has shown there is an association between screen-time and the risk and progression of myopia. Optometrists are seeing a sharp rise in the number of cases of children who are struggling to see the board at school. The pandemic and lockdowns have accelerated this alarming change.