Myopia is on the rise for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, an increase in near-work demands and decrease in time outdoors. By 2050, nearly five billion people worldwide will have myopia compared with two billion in 2010. Genetics also plays a role in the risk for developing myopia.
The rise in myopia has a public health significance. People with moderate to high myopia, have an increased risk of eye diseases including peripheral retinal degeneration, retinal detachments, myopic maculopathy, choroidal neovascular membrane and glaucoma.
In the past we did not have different options to prevent the progression of myopia. Today we can offer our patients low dose atropine, specially designed contact lenses and spectacles.
Book a consultation today, if your child’s spectacle prescription is continuously increasing.