Our myopia funded research

Myopia is set to become a leading cause of sight loss worldwide

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is estimated to become a leading cause of permanent blindness worldwide by 2050. For many people, myopia poses a much more serious problem than the inconvenience of having to wear glasses or contact lenses. 

People who are short-sighted, especially those who are severely so, are at significantly higher risk of developing sight-threatening conditions such as retinal detachment and macular degeneration. 

The prevalence of myopia is on the rise and it is estimated that by 2050, some 5 billion people – half the world’s population – will be short-sighted, compared to around 1.4 billion today.

Stop the clock on sight loss

Every 6 minutes someone in the UK receives the devastating news that they are going blind. That’s 250 people a day. 

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