How can time outside influence the development of paediatric myopia?

By Katie Davies BSc(Hons) FBDO The development of myopia is a topic that has been explored and developed continuously by professionals, in an attempt to discover correlations and causes in children and adults. Previous research has explored the impact of prescribing reading additions to myopic children. Studies by Gwiazda et al (2003), Edwards et al (2002) and Leung et al (1999) all show that when a child uses progressive lenses with a near addition, myopia development is reduced. One in three children aged five to seven have their own tablet computer (Childwise, 2015); making this topic especially important in today’s technological society. *These articles are kindly provided by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.*

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