Supporting Myopia Awareness Week
Updated: Nov 3, 2022
Globally the number of children with myopia is on the increase, with studies showing that increased screen time allied to a reduction in time spent outdoors have led to children being diagnosed with myopia at an earlier age than previously seen. That’s one reason why in 2021, Australian non-profit the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) relaunched Myopia Awareness Week with the theme of ‘Look after your eyes and get outside.’
Building on that theme, BHVI’s 2022 campaign calls on people to ‘Make your eye moves.’ Left uncorrected, it has been predicted that over half of the world’s population will have myopia by 2050. So the sooner that parents, health practitioners, and children themselves take action in order to either reduce the onset of myopia or to slow down myopic progression, the better.