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Myopia Awareness Week 22-26 May, 2023

Myopia Awareness Week, from 22-26 May 2023, is a global initiative to bring attention to the growing epidemic of myopia in children across the world.

Organised by Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI), a range of educational and awareness resources is available for practitioners, parents and advocates of myopia awareness, with the focus on making myopia management an essential part of child eye health.

BHVI is asking all ECPs, parents and advocates to ‘Keep An Eye On Myopia’ – promoting the need to make myopia management essential for children, to aid in the global effort to slow the progression of myopia.

With treatment options advancing every year, and increasing findings from leading bodies like the International Myopia Institute and GMAC providing further evidence-based research for slowing myopia progression, BHVI says it is past time for eye care professionals to include myopia management as an essential part of patient eye health. Enabling ECPs to easily understand what treatment options are available, alongside knowing what the symptoms, risks and prevalence are of myopia, is key to enabling ECPs to have conversations with patients about making myopia management an essential part of their eye health.

“In the last few years, there has been an incredibly concerted effort from leading researchers and producers of eye health technology to develop robust treatment methods for slowing myopia progression. We are now at a critical stage in the effort to curb myopia, where we have the tools to create meaningful change. It is now time to engage the entire eye health community, advising them of not just the importance, but how they can treat myopia in their practice with their afflicted patients – putting to use the incredible bodies of research and advancements in technology that are pushing the case for a world where half the population doesn’t need to be impacted by this debilitating eye disease,” said Yvette Waddell, CEO, BHVI. “At BHVI, we are thrilled to be able to bring together all world leaders in myopia research during these exciting times, and incredibly appreciative of the support we receive from the industry during Myopia Awareness Week in ensuring this global issue is tackled through a globally united effort.”

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