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Eyes on the Future: Myopia Focus Petition Surpasses 2000 Signatures

We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in our mission to reshape the narrative around myopia in the United Kingdom. Our petition has crossed the 2000 signature mark, symbolising a significant step in our campaign to urge the NHS and government to recognise myopia as a serious ocular disease and allocate funding for comprehensive myopia management in children across the country.

Myopia Management

We want to first extend a huge thank you to each and every individual who has signed and shared our petition. Your support is invaluable in helping us bring about change in the way myopia is perceived and treated in the UK.

Myopia, often dismissed as a common refractive error, demands heightened attention, especially concerning children. Left unmanaged, myopia can pave the way for severe eye problems such as retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration, underlining the imperative for proactive measures.

The aim of our petition lies in the belief that the NHS should officially recognise myopia as a significant ocular disease and allocate funding for effective myopia management in children. By doing so, we can arrest the progression of myopia and avert associated complications, safeguarding the vision and eye health of future generations.

Jason Higginbotham, Managing Editor of Myopia Focus comments:

"Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to sign and share our petition. Surpassing 2000 signatures is more than a number; it's a powerful statement of the collective concern and commitment to reshaping how we address myopia."

For more information and to sign the Myopia Focus petition, visit

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