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Between 6 and 9 hours everyday, we situate mobile devices in the center of the visual field, while objects around the screen appear blurry, which can trigger the process of lengthening of the eye, and cause myopia.
High light level conditions, such as are experienced in outdoor activities can protect the eyes against myopia. Your phone can remind you to go out and benefit from the light outside.
The more time we spend at near work, the greater the probability of myopia development due to the process of excessive lengthening of the eye.
If the child has a habit of using mobile devices, it is very important to take it to see a vision professional, even without any symptoms.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), myopia is a "global pandemic".
There is mounting evidence that myopia is increasing all around the globe. A recent research study estimates that, on average, 30% of everyone in the world has myopia, and that by the year 2050, if the trend continues, almost 50% will suffer from it. It will amount to a staggering number of 5 billion people.
Currently there are approximately 30% of myopies in the world, and it is projected that by year 2050, half of the world population will be myope. In Asian countries such as China, in the last 30 years, the number of children with myopia has exceeded 80%. Unless we take urgent measures, the same will happen in Europe in the upcoming years.
1. Know your Digital Habits
Every second myopia.app™ sends to the cloud the measurements of distance between the face and mobile device, ambient light, and time spent with the device. It gives you healthy advice based on your habits.
2. Connect with Vision Professionals
Find and connect with optometrists, ophthalmologists, pediatricians and eye doctors for free. Receive personalized, remote supervision through the app.
3. Feel Safe Thanks to Personalized Myopia Supervision
Once connected with the vision professional of your choice, they will be able to remotely supervise myopia and protect your family against the risk factors, for example darkening the screen whenever your child is too close to it.
Nowdays, children and teens use their devices between 6 and 9 hours every day. Developed by scientists and optometrists, myopia.app™ keeps you protected and informed about the visual health of your eyes and your family.
As a technology born at the intersection of fundamental science and clinical optometry, myopia.app™ benefits from the experience and support of national and world leaders.
"Scientists have to accept, that in order to understand myopia, we must study the viewing behavior in children."
"We couldn't nor shouldn't try to stop the use of technology. Solutions such as myopia.app™ will help us to interact with it in a healthier way."
"Children will like the applicatiom, especially the little girl who gives healthy advice. Researchers will finally obtain accurate, objective data about visual behavior of children with mobile devices."
"As professionals researching myopia, we should provide simple solutions, such as myopia.app™, in order to improve the vision of future generations."
"myopia.app is an application for mobile devices that has long been needed to control all aspects that influence myopia development."
In our blog written by experts in the united fields of optometry and vision you will find articles about the latest scientific findings on myopia.