Myopia pledge challenge issued by World Council of Optometry
Such is the prevalence of myopia nowadays that it might be easy to dismiss it as a ‘modern disease;’ an unavoidable by-product of life in the internet age. But to do so would be to condemn millions of people to a lifetime of declining eye health and potential blindness in older age.
The fact is that whilst for some a measure of myopia may be unavoidable, for others a combination of early interventions and adopting a healthier lifestyle could help to either delay the onset or reduce the impact of myopia. With that in mind the
World Council of Optometry (WCO) has issued a challenge to optometrists worldwide to adopt a myopia management standard of care.