Myopia is a clinical name for short-sightedness or near-sighted. In myopia distance vision is difficult. Children might get close to the TV or have difficulty in classrooms seeing teachers or the blackboard.
Outdoor activities have been shown to reduce the onset of myopia and help reduce risk of myopic eye disease.
The amount of time a child/adolescent uses hand held electronic devices may contribute to myopia progression. Hand held devices include mobile phones, tablet (I-pad), hand held games and reading.
Myopia (Shortsighted) is when distance vision is difficult. The number on the spectacle prescription or contact lens box is negative e.g. -2.00D.
Every Diopter increases risk of sight threatening complication during a lifetime.
Genetics plays an important role in predicting myopia in the next generation. This information helps refine the calculator of myopia risk.