Myopia is a global concern.

Short-sightedness (myopia) is a very common eye condition where you cannot see objects far away clearly. It’s usually corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

Short-sightedness usually starts in children from age 6 to 13, although It can also start as an adult.

Following an eye examination your Optometrist will tell you if your child is needs correction for myopia.

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Look out for these indicators that you or your child may be short-sighted:

  • difficulty reading words from a distance, such as reading the whiteboard at school
  • sitting close to the TV or computer, or holding a mobile phone or tablet close to the face
  • getting headaches
  • rubbing the eyes a lot

You may be more likely to be short-sighted if member of your family are also short-sighted.

It can get worse until the eye has stopped growing, at around 20 years of age.

If left untreated, myopia can lead to lasting vision problems, but together we can curb myopia in children.

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