My Kids Vision

My Kids Vision

Information resource on myopia for parents, including a myopia risk analysis calculator and informat

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My Kids Vision - information for parents

The rates of childhood myopia (shortsightedness) are growing quickly around the world, and myopia is a big risk for today’s children because of their visual environment - too much screen time and not enough green time. Much more concerning than ‘just a pair of glasses’, myopia carries an increased risk of lifelong vision impairment from diseases like macular degeneration, and once it starts in childhood, it tends to quickly progress, or worsen. What can you do to protect your child’s vision?

At My Kids Vision, we will help you:
1. Understand your children's vision by providing the latest research on myopia (shortsightedness), and sharing information on the best practice clinical management by optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists around the world - through this page and via our evidence based blog written by leading eye care professionals at https://medium.com/mykidsvision.
2. Assess your child's myopia risk by taking the short survey at www.mykidsvision.org.

My Kids Vision was founded by Drs Kate and Paul Gifford - Australian optometrists and leading peer educators who also founded the professional educational website www.myopiaprofile.com. Alongside this, they saw a need for greater public awareness of childhood myopia and so created the My Kids Vision website www.mykidsvision.org, the blog https://medium.com/mykidsvision and this page to engage parents in understanding their kids vision.

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