Short-sightedness doubles in UK children

The prevalence of myopia (short sightedness) among children in the UK has more than doubled over the last 50 years according to recent findings from the largest UK study on children’s eyes since the 1960’s.

The odds of developing myopia (usually between the ages of six and thirteen years) are 2.5x higher for children attending academically selective schools, 3x higher when one parent is myopic and nearly 8x higher when both parents are myopic.

Regular examinations throughout childhood can ensure that we catch the earliest signs of myopia development and research suggests that early intervention, with techniques such as orthokeratology can help slow down further increases.

For those who do require spectacles, we currently have a fantastic offer on Crizal UV lenses which could save you up to £300 on new glasses.

Click the above image to download a £50 OFF printable voucher which can be redeemed against a complete pair of spectacles purchased in store before the 31st December 2016.
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