Myopia knowledge centre
We regularly update our myopia knowledge centre with useful articles and information about managing myopia in children and young people of all ages.
From explaining myopia treatment options to offering tips to slow myopia development, we’ve put together the most important information for parents of myopic children. Browse the articles at your leisure, or filter them by age category, topic or subject for quick and easy access to the most relevant advice for you and your child.
What is myopia control and why it’s important
Myopia causes blurred vision, affects quality of life and risks eye health. Myopia control gives kids better vision now and healthier eyes in the long term.
Which is the best option for myopia control?
Myopia control options include specific types of spectacles, soft contact lenses, ortho-k and atropine eye drops. The best option will depend on many factors.
Why the iPhone and iPad ‘Screen Distance’ setting should be enabled for children
We explain why enabling Apple's ‘Screen Distance’ setting may be beneficial for your child and how this setting could protect against myopia.
All about contact lenses
Contact lenses are an alternative to spectacles for correcting vision and becoming an increasingly used option for slowing myopia progression in kids and teens.
What is ortho-k?
Ortho-k contact lenses gently flatten the cornea during sleep to create a temporary way of correcting vision that is reversed when wear is stopped.
Progressive myopia in young adults and how to manage it
Young adults with myopia is corrected by glasses or contact lenses. There is limited evidence to slow myopia in adulthood.
Progressive myopia in children and how to manage it
Progressive myopia in children is a global epidemic. It’s important to treat progressive myopia as early as possible, to protect eye health and preserve vision.
All about eye glasses for myopia control
Eye glasses (spectacles) can be used to correct blurred vision from myopia, and special designs can also slow myopia progression in children and teenagers.