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.
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.
Screen time for children: how much is ok?
Screen use can be important for learning but recommendations are to limit leisure screen time to less than 2 hours per day in school-aged kids.
Eye glasses for myopia control in children
Eye glasses (spectacles) should be worn full time by children with myopia, and special designs can slow down myopia progression as well.
Soft contact lenses for myopia control in children
Contact lenses are a beneficial alternative to spectacles for correcting vision, and are increasingly used for slowing myopia progression in children.
Ortho-k for myopia control in children
In children ortho-k has been shown to be a safe method to slow myopia progression, and is most effective if started at age 6-8 years.
Atropine eye drops for myopia control in children
Atropine eye drops can be used to test and treat various eye conditions, and in low concentrations can slow myopia progression in children from age 4.
Ortho-k for children
Ortho-k is a safe vision correction and myopia control option for children that offers many benefits compared to glasses and daily wear soft contact lenses.
How vision develops in children
Eye growth throughout childhood is guided by a mix of factors including genetics, ethnicity, visual environment, and lifestyle.