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Myopia Focus Unveils Updated 2024 Survey Report on Parental Awareness and Attitudes

I’m excited to share some important news with you today. As you're reading this, clearly you will be aware of myopia, and myopia management? But, is everyone? You can probably have a good stab at guessing the answer to that question! With Myopia Focus' mission to raise awareness of myopia amongst parents and educate them about the possible management options, I wanted to get a better understanding of parental awareness and attitudes to myopia management.


The myopia epidemic wave is building, but are we moving the awareness needle?


New Report Release: Parental Myopia Awareness and Attitudes to Myopia


Myopia Awareness Report 2024

The latest update to our 2023 report, "A 2024 Survey Report on Parental Awareness and Attitudes to Myopia" aimed to delve deeper into how parents perceive myopia, their understanding of its implications, and the steps they're taking to manage their children's eye health. The findings are enlightening and underscore the need for increased awareness and proactive management strategies.


Key Highlights from the Report


  1. Rising Awareness: The survey indicates that more parents are becoming aware of myopia and its potential long-term impacts on their children's vision. This is a positive trend, showing that our efforts to educate and inform are making a difference.

  2. Challenges in Management: Despite increased awareness, many parents still face challenges in effectively managing myopia. Factors such as access to specialist care and understanding the best treatment options remain significant hurdles.

  3. Importance of Outdoor Activities: One of the crucial findings is the role of outdoor activities in myopia prevention. The report highlights that children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop myopia or see a progression in their condition.

  4. Treatment Options: The report discusses various myopia management strategies, including specialized contact lenses, atropine eye drops, and lifestyle changes. It’s essential to understand that while myopia cannot be cured, its progression can be controlled effectively.


Why This Matters


Myopia is not just a minor inconvenience; it has significant implications for your child's overall eye health. High myopia can lead to serious complications such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment later in life. Therefore, early intervention and regular eye check-ups are crucial.


How You Can Help


Whether you are a parent or an eye care professional, we need your help to spread the word and make a difference. Here’s how you can get involved:


  • Read and Share the Report: Visit www.myopiafocus.org/awareness to read the full report. Share it with other parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals to raise awareness.

  • Download and Distribute: Download the report and distribute it within your community. Whether it’s through local parent groups, schools, or social media, your efforts can help reach those who need this information the most.

  • Stay Informed: Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in myopia management by following our blog and joining our mailing list.


Myopia Focus Awareness Report 2024 - Webpage

Join the Conversation


We’d love to hear your thoughts on the report. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #MyopiaAwareness and let us know how you're managing myopia in your family. Your insights and experiences can inspire and help others.


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Please note - that we are happy to provide the graphics used in the report for Press usage. Please contact: richard@myopiafocus.org

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