Myopia

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What is myopia?

Myopia is the medical term for short-sightedness. This means objects in the distance become blurry, and this typically starts to develop during early school years eg aged 6-16 years.

Blurry vision due to short sightedness

Can we cure myopia?

Unfortunately we can’t cure myopia, but for children of school age, there are a number of techniques we can use that slow down it’s progression.  

Please  look  at  the  4 short videos below which provide  more  information  on  myopia  and  how  to manage  it.

1. Understanding Shortsightedness

2. What Causes Myopia

3. Signs of Myopia

4. How Can Myopia Affect My Child?