Myopia (or shortsightedness) is becoming much more common. Although easily corrected with spectacles or contact lenses, most people with myopia would prefer not to become increasingly reliant on glasses or contact lenses for clear vision. It is through this desire that we as optometrists, have sought to understand the causes and key drivers of myopia, and hence position ourselves to seek ways of calming its progression.
As a profession we all know there has been a large exodus towards increased close work and study, namely with desire to ‘do better’ academically and the almost forceful advent of 2D fixed electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, smart phones etc. – much too quickly for our visual systems to have had the chance to evolve. Read more…