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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.[1]