Review of Myopia Management: New Study Finds Parents Are Lacking in Myopia Awareness

SAN RAMON, Calif.—There is a gap between the concern of eye care professionals (ECPs) and the understanding of parents regarding the growing myopia epidemic and its impact on future eye health, according to a recently released global survey from CooperVision. The results of the Global Myopia Attitudes and Awareness Study, illustrated in the newly released infographic here, underscore the need for education and evidence-based approaches. Four in five ECPs (82 percent) worry that their young patients will have significant eye health issues associated with myopia as they grow older, but over half (54 percent) say parents don’t understand these future eye health risks. Read More