In a joint publication published by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and World Health Organisation in 2016, it has been estimated that by 2050, more than 50% of the worlds population will the short-sighted (or myopic). Not only will affected individuals have greater difficulty seeing clearly, but there are significant associated ocular health risks. Moderate levels of myopia may even cause retinal detachment, in which the nerve layer responsible for detecting light and allowing us to see, pulls away from the back of the eye. Profound, irreversible visual loss is certainly possible.
Fortunately, recent research is identifying treatments which can slow myopic development. Our practice is committed to myopic control, not merely providing clients stronger glasses or contact lenses as their vision gets worse.