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Your eyes help you experience the world around you. They help you learn, discover and enjoy. But good vision is not a given for everyone.
We are experts in designing and manufacturing custom contact lenses that can help every person worldwide to achieve optimal visual acuity regardless of the condition of their eye, so that everyone can experience their world to the fullest.
Myopia in children
Nearsightedness (myopia) is becoming more common and at an increasingly younger age. The degree of myopia is also becoming more extreme. Researchers are even speaking of a myopia epidemic. The fact that more and more children are unable to see as well in the distance is due in part to a lot of close viewing on screens.1 Once nearsighted, always nearsighted. So the sooner it is recognized and limited, the better. Fortunately, there are ways to inhibit nearsightedness and to take care of children's eyes.
Tip 1: Recognize it
Your child won’t always recognize nearsightedness. But perhaps you recognize (one of) the following symptoms: headaches or “tired eyes,” sitting close to the TV or computer, frequent rubbing of the eyes. These are just a few examples of symptoms.
Tip 2: Lifestyle
Let children play outside enough (at least two hours a day), and don’t allow them to use their eyes only close up for too much and for too long at a time. The Eye Foundation (Oogfonds) has come up with the handy 20-20-2 rule for this.
Tip 3: Have them checked
Have your child’s eyes checked regularly by a specialist. Is your child nearsighted? There are various “myopia management” therapies available, such as lifestyle counseling, atropine eye drops and special contact lenses.
Multifocal contact lenses
Having trouble reading the fine print? Don’t worry, almost everyone faces this. It’s called presbyopia and usually begins around the age of 40. This is especially noticeable while reading or working at close range. Choose multifocal contact lenses. You’ll see sharply all day long, both far and near.
How exactly do your eyes work and how can you take good care of them? What is the difference between nearsightedness and farsightedness? How do dry eyes develop? And how do you wear contact lenses safely? Answers to these questions and more can be found here.
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1 Rose KA, Morgan IG, Ip J, et al. Outdoor Activity Reduces the Prevalence of Myopia in Children. Ophtalmology 2008.