Myopia management: prevent children’s eyes from deteriorating
Eye care specialists are sounding the alarm: myopia is becoming more common and at an increasingly younger age. The degree of myopia is also becoming more extreme. At present, at least 50% of young people in Europe are short-sighted.1 In Asia, this figure is already more than 80%.2 Researchers are already talking of a myopia epidemic. Young people are the most vulnerable group.3 What will you do about the myopia epidemic?
Myopia Management Expert
A Myopia Management Expert (MME) does everything possible to manage progressive myopia in children and adolescents. Upon successful completion of the training through the CooperVision SEC Academy, eye care specialists receive a complete package to get started with myopia management, consisting of three optical interventions, the latest study results, training and the tools to determine and monitor the myopia management strategy.
Support and tools
As a Myopia Management Expert, you will be provided with all kinds of tools, resources and tips. This will give you all the tools and knowledge you need to be able to offer the right customized solution for myopia management.
Myopia management solutions
Unfortunately, myopia cannot be cured yet. However, the specialist can offer a number of treatments that slow down myopia. The Solutions CooperVision Specialty EyeCare Offers
1 Williams KM, Verhoeven VJ, Cumberland P, et al. Prevalence of refractive error in Europe Eur J Epidemiol (2015) 30305–315 (HL).
2 Holden B, Sankaridurg P, Smith E, Aller T, Jong M, He M. Myopia, an underrated global challenge to vision; where the current data takes us on myopia control. Eye (Lond). 2014;28(2): 142-146.
3 Morgan P. Is Myopia Control the Next Contact Lens Revolution? The Optician, 2016.