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.
Screen time in teenagers: how can we manage it?
Screen use is important for learning but excessive use can cause eye problems. Recommendations are to limit leisure screen time to less than 2 hours per day.
Eye glasses for myopia control in teenagers
Teenagers with myopia should wear their eye glasses (spectacles) full time for best possible vision, and special designs can also slow myopia progression.
Atropine eye drops for myopia control in teenagers
Atropine eye drops can be used to test and treat various eye conditions, and can slow myopia progression in teenagers with evidence up to age 16.
Soft contact lenses for myopia control in teenagers
Soft contact lens wear can improve confidence and participation in daily activites for teenagers compared to glasses, and also slow myopia progression.
Ortho-k for myopia control in teenagers
Ortho-k can slow myopia progression in teenagers, as well as providing effective and safe vision correction throughout waking hours.
Ortho-k for teenagers
Ortho-k is a safe vision correction and myopia control option for teenagers that offers many benefits compared to glasses and daily wear soft contact lenses.
All about outdoor time
Spending time outdoors is beneficial for reducing myopia risk in children and has many other health benefits too.
Soft contact lenses for children and teens
Children and teens are safe and competent contact lens wearers, with research showing increased satisfaction with vision and appearance compared to glasses.