Resources for patients and practitioners have been created by the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) ahead of Myopia Awareness Week from May 23-28.

Tools have been given a Make Your Eye Moves theme to encourage activities that promote eye health and reduce risk of myopia.

Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg, head of myopia programme at BHVI, said: ‘Covid-19 has significantly raised the stakes and increased the burden of myopia. But there is hope, with much happening in research, product development and professional education to meet the myopia challenge.

'We must engage from the frontlines – through eye care practitioners – to ensure they are able to educate their communities about myopia and manage and protect our children’s futures.’