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 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.
Screen time in adults: how much is too much?
High amounts of screen time can influence vision and eye health, with links to myopia, dry eye and digital eyestrain. Guidance is provided here on managing it.
Ortho-k for myopia control in young adults
Ortho-k is a great way to correct vision in young adults and can be more comfortable than soft contact lenses, with limited evidence for myopia control.
Eye glasses for myopia control in young adults
Adults with myopia typically wear glasses and contact lenses. Some spectacle lenses can control myopia in kids and teens but there's no evidence in adults.
Soft contact lenses for myopia control in young adults
Soft contact lens wear is an alternative to glasses for young adults. Some can slow myopia progression but evidence in young adults is limited.
Atropine eye drops for myopia in young adults
Atropine eye drops are used for some eye conditions and can slow myopia progression in children & teenagers, but no evidence for myopia control in young adults.
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.