Myopia is becoming the new normal

Myopia is becoming the new normal Many of us live in cities and work from a desk, so most day-to-day activities happen within a few feet of our faces. Being able to see anything further than a car approaching in the distance is essentially unnecessary. It’s no surprise, then, that rates of myopia have been soaring over recent years. According to a 2019 study in the Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science journal, more than 32 percent of the world’s population has myopia, otherwise known…

This is why screens are bad for your eyes

This is why looking at screens is bad for your eyes Studies dating back to the early 1990s have looked at the effect that prolonged screen use has on our lives and mental health. Everything from depression, breakdown in relationships, reduced work performance, failing academic grades, and degrading eyesight have been linked to an increase in screen time watching TV, using computers, looking at smartphones and, in particular, using the internet and social media. However, research is unclear as to what…

The Myopia Epidemic

The Myopia Epidemic Since the 1950’s, when researchers first started recording instances of myopia or shortsightedness, the condition has increased at a tremendous rate almost uniformly around the world. It’s accelerating too: myopia among young people has doubled within a single generation, and it’s expected to, by some estimates, affect one-third of the world’s population — 2.5 billion people — by 2020. To understand why this is, let me ask you a question: Look in any direction as far as…

Short sighted eye surgery

Short sighted eye surgery If you’re shortsighted, Laser Eye Surgery was made for you — literally. One of the earliest laser procedures, PRK, was specifically developed to treat short-sightedness, also known as myopia. But even long before PRK was introduced, surgeons were using Laser Eye Surgery to free people from poor near vision. That’s because myopia is one of the most common and easiest to treat refractive errors. It occurs due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors disrupting the normal…

Which Visual Impairments Can Be Treated With Laser Eye Surgery?

Which Visual Impairments Can Be Treated With Laser Eye Surgery? Developed decades ago, Laser Eye Surgery involves computerised technology and a laser, which typically removes the corneal tissue causing the patient’s refractive error. The story of refractive error, however, is less straightforward. There are multiple causes of bad vision and so multiple reasons to approach London Vision Clinic in your search for a solution. After all, if you wear glasses, you may well suffer from a problem that can be…