World Sight Day is all about taking a moment to reflect on your vision care and eye health. This year, we want to talk to you about myopia prevention and protection for you and your family.
With myopia rates soaring across the globe, it’s important to understand what myopia is and the steps you can take to get the eye care you need.
This World Sight Day, Clearly is proud to join the fight against myopia and help you get the facts you need about eye health and vision correction.
How do you know you are myopic?
DISTANT OBJECTS APPEAR BLURRY FOR MYOPIC PEOPLE
If you’re struggling with myopia, you may regularly:
- Squint or partially close your eyes to see things in the distance.
- Suffer from headaches.
- Feel eyestrain at the end of the day.
How do you know your children are myopic?
IF YOU ARE MYOPIC YOURSELF, YOUR CHILDREN ARE 2 TO 3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP MYOPIA.
If both parents are myopic, the risk increases to 5-6 times.
Your children may have myopia if:
- They experience delays in learning.
- They struggle with certain sports and outdoor activities.
- They have difficulty socializing.
- They squint or partially close their eyes to see things in the distance.
The epidemic you don't see coming
1 OUT OF 3 PEOPLE
IN THE WORLD
IN 2019, 1 OUT OF 3 PEOPLE IN THE WORLD ARE MYOPIC.
1 OUT OF 2 PEOPLE
IN THE WORLD
WILL BE MYOPIC.
IN 2050, 1 OUT OF 2 PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WILL BE MYOPIC.
AROUND THE WORLD
5 BILLION, MYOPIC PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD BY 2050.
Ready to fight myopia?
Tips and good habits.
VISIT AN EYE CARE PROFESSIONAL
Go for a regular comprehensive eye exams and ensure that you are wearing the right correction/prescription lenses.
SPEND TIME OUTSIDE
Make the most of daylight and go for outdoor activities for at least 2 to 2.5 hours a day.
LIMIT SCREENS AND NEAR WORK
Limit the time you spend on near work - particularly on screens - to help reduce visual fatigue.
PUT THE LIGHT ON
Ensure that there’s sufficient lighting when doing near work activities to reduce strain on your eyes.
Buy One, Give One
We have a wonderful year-round initiative, where Clearly will donate a pair of glasses to someone in need to match every glasses order placed with us. By purchasing from us, you’ll be helping to combat the issue of poor vision in more ways than one.