Myopia knowledge centre
We regularly update our myopia knowledge centre with useful articles and information about managing myopia in children and young people of all ages.
From explaining myopia treatment options to offering tips to slow myopia development, we’ve put together the most important information for parents of myopic children. Browse the articles at your leisure, or filter them by age category, topic or subject for quick and easy access to the most relevant advice for you and your child.
Progressive myopia in babies and toddlers and how to manage it
Myopia in babies and toddlers can be a concern for visual development and general health. Myopia should be corrected with glasses and monitored closely.
Screen time for babies and toddlers: what is ok?
Screen time can be ok for young children if you sit with them, like reading a picture book, and for video calls with family. Solo screen time is not beneficial.
Eye glasses for babies and toddlers
Eye glasses (spectacles) should be worn full-time by babies and toddlers, who typically need the correction for healthy eye and vision development.
Why babies and toddlers might wear contact lenses
In special circumstances, babies and toddlers may need to wear contact lenses where eye glasses are not available or not suitable.
Health problems associated with myopia in babies and toddlers
Myopia often onsets in school-aged children. When it occurs earlier, there is higher risk of eye and general health conditions requiring extra clinical care.
Atropine eye drops for babies and toddlers
Atropine eye drops can be used in eye care for various reasons to test and treat specific conditions. There is evidence for atropine myopia control from age 4.
The childhood visual environment
Time spent outdoors is beneficial for eye and general health, while lots of screen time indoors can have the opposite impact. Learn three simple rules for each.
All about contact lenses
Contact lenses are an alternative to spectacles for correcting vision and becoming an increasingly used option for slowing myopia progression in kids and teens.