World Sight Day, an International Day of Awareness to focus the world’s attention on the importance of eye care, is on Thursday, October 13, 2022. As the prevalence of myopia and high myopia are increasing globally at an alarming rate, with significant increases in the risks for vision impairment, we’re encouraging you to take World Sight Day as an opportunity to help amplify important information about myopia. To help you do so, we’ve put together a collection of resources that can be used. Share the materials below on your social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and tag MyMyopia®. Use the hashtags #WorldSightDay and #LoveYourEyes to increase the visibility of your posts even more. You can even download all of the resources here with one click at the bottom of this page.
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, along with partners like the World Council of Optometry, are aiming to get 5 million eye tests pledged globally this year. Let’s help them meet that goal!
Watch our new video series: Eye Doctor Advice on Myopia, and share with parents for tips throughout their journey including:
- I just learned my child may be nearsighted (has myopia), tell me what I need to know.
- My child’s eye doctor is talking to me about myopia treatment options. What do I need to know?
- My child’s myopia is getting worse. What should I do?
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World Sight Day Social Posts: social media images with impactful statistics from recent research studies and MyMyopia® community polls.
>> Download World Sight Day 2022 Social Posts in a zip file.
7 Questions to ask during your child’s eye exam
Preparing for your child’s eye exam ahead of time can help you best manage your child’s vision health. Here are seven questions you can print and take along when you visit your child’s eye doctor for their annual eye exam.
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In addition to this content collection for World Sight Day, MyMyopia® has a whole Myopia Resource Toolkit to help professionals educate parents on myopia. The toolkit and how-to guide can be downloaded with one click here.
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