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Covid pandemic made kids’ eyesight WORSE: Doctors say increased screen use from remote learning and less time playing outside has caused children to become more nearsighted

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COVID-19 pandemic made children’s eyesight worse by increasing levels of myopia, or nearsightedness  Doctors say increased screen time and less time playing outside contributed to damaging children’s vision A U.S. survey of 110 kids ages 10 to 17 found that the majority developed ‘acute eye symptoms’ in 2020 such as blurry vision and losing place whole reading The younger a …

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Hoya lenses effective in managing myopia at three-year follow-up

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New research investigating the effectiveness of defocus incorporated multiple segment lenses has revealed a sustained myopia control effect. Research published following a trial using innovative myopia control technology has found that Hoya spectacle lenses continue to be effective in managing myopia at three-year follow up. The study, which was published in British Journal of Ophthalmology, investigated the effectiveness of Miyosmart lenses …

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Advancing the Treatment of Myopia in Children

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A major new report has highlighted the increasing severity and prevalence of myopia in children.  Dr Dahlmann-Noor, Consultant Ophthalmologist and director of the children’s service at Moorfields EyeHospital, opens the report explaining why myopia matters.  There are further contributions from Professor Nicola Logan, Dr Kate Gifford and Professor Mark Bullimore.

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MiyoSmart

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Judith Roberts Opticians is delighted to announce that we are one of the first practices in Wales to be able to supply the latest advance in controlling the progression of myopia(short-sightedness) by a spectacle lens. Myopia is becoming a world pandemic with over 50% of the worlds population expected to be short-sighted by 2050. Over 50% of students at UK …

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National Eye Health Week

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This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 23 to 29 September 2019, promoting the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all. Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health …

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Eva Tol

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We were delighted to welcome a young Dutch optometrist called Eva Tol to the practice for a week.  Having recently qualified she wanted to explore the differences in optometry between Holland and the UK. She looked at all aspects of our practice including professional and regulatory – and we even had some fun!  She thoroughly enjoyed her visit and we …