Thursday, May 14, 2020

Healthy Habits: Myopia in Children

Myopia (nearsightedness) in children is the next major epidemic facing our society today, driven by their growing use of technological devices. In countries like Taiwan and Singapore, 85-90% of the childhood population is now nearsighted.  According to the World Health Organization, half of the world’s population by 2050 will be myopic.

The following interview between two of America’s leading eye doctors: Dr. Despotidis diplomat of the American Board of Optometry, lead author of “A Parent’s Guide to Raising Children with Healthy Vision,” ted talk “A Childhood Disease worth Preventing” & host Dr. Kerry Gelb includes topics such as: slowing down myopia in children; reducing screen time; macular degeneration the issues that stem from onset near-sightedness how orthokeratology works to improve vision overnight, among many other.

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