Myopia in Children and Why It Matters

Myopia is more than nearsightedness or the inability to see distant objects clearly.1 It’s a disease that requires ongoing management.

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Up to 29% of children in Canada have myopia2

Our modern lifestyle, including spending less time outside and more time doing nearwork activities like reading and screen time, is causing kids to develop myopia at younger ages than ever before.3

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Could you or your child have myopia?

Understand the risk factors in children that may contribute
 to the development of myopia. Take our quiz to understand risk factors for myopia.

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Keep kids unstoppable

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1. Flitcroft DI. The complex interactions of retinal, optical and environmental factors in myopia aetiology. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. 2012 31(6):622-660.
2. Yang M, Luensmann D, Fonn D, et al. Myopia prevalence in Canadian school children: a pilot study. Eye (Lond). 2018;32(6):1042-1047. doi:10.1038/s41433-018-0015-5
3. Morgan IG, French AN, Ashby RS, Guo X, Ding X, He M, Rose KA. The epidemics of myopia: aetiology and prevention. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2018 Jan;62:134-149.


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