Eyesight predictions

Illustration of people on their smart devices

Recent research has revealed that by 2050, half of the global population of adults will suffer from myopia (short-sightedness). Factors, including increased amounts of time indoors, low-level activity, and prolonged time spent on screens all contribute to the likelihood of developing this condition. Children, in addition, are becoming increasingly myopic - an alarming stat, which led us to delve deeper into the topic, alongside the high street optician, David Clulow.

Illustration of person on their computer

We conducted a poll of 2,000 parents, which indicated that we seriously need to start making changes to protect children's eye health. In fact, up to 84% of the parents said their children are using screens more regularly, often in excess of 5 hours a day, and 4 in 10 parents, acknowledged that their children are now addicted. Possible eye conditions weren't listed as the only worry - parents reported that they're concerned about other health complications like neck and spine problems, and poor posture at an early age.

Illustration of a parent with their child viewing on a latop

Drawing on these findings, our in-house optometrist, Benjamin Dumaine has created an enlightening infographic to raise awareness of the risks of myopia, as well as simple steps parents can implement to prevent the onset of short-sightedness in their children.

Download the infographic