Protect Your Eyes

App developed by scientists and optometrists so that your phone can protect your eyes, and the eyes of your children against myopia.

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Your phone can protect the whole family against myopia:

Excessive Near Work

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.

Low Light Level

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.

Near Work Time

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.

What is myopia?

Myopia is the loss of quality far vision, experienced as blurry appearance of far-away objects, caused by excessive lengthening of the eye in childhood.

The symptoms can include:

  • Squinting the eyes.
  • Rubbing the eyes looking at far.
  • Blinking excessively.
  • Sitting ever closer to the TV or blackboard.
  • Headaches.

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.

Sharp

Blurry

According to the recent studies, for 6 to 9 hours every day, children and teenagers experience blur in the periphery and sharp images in the center of their field of vision, which can trigger the process of lengthening of the eye and development of myopia.

The "Global Pandemic" of Myopia

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.

  • By year 2050 there will be 5 billion people with myopia in the world.
  • Out of which 1 billion will suffer from high myopia and grave ocular complications.
  • Myopia will become the primary cause of blindness in the world.
  • The pandemia has significant implications for planning ocular health solutions and remedies on global scale.

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.

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How myopia.app™ Eye Protection Works

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.

Designed for Children and Teens:

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.

Testimonials of Vision Professionals

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.

Our Collaborators

As a technology born at the intersection of fundamental science and clinical optometry, myopia.app™ benefits from the experience and support of many research groups around the world.

Blog

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Dentro de nuestro blog redactado por expertos en los campos unidos de optometría y visión encontrarás artículos acerca de los descubrimientos científicos más recientes sobre la miopía.