Quarantine Myopia: the unseen pandemic that is closer than you think

further causes of quarantine myopia: a child on their computer; doing schoolwork and reading with a magnifying glass

Quarantine Myopia – how lockdowns lead to increased levels of short-sight amongst children If you’re already asking your screen with exasperation, “What even is quarantine myopia?”, don’t worry. We’ll get to that. This is the second part of our ‘COVID and Vision Problems’ series. In part 1, ‘Lockdown vision problems plague how many? Help! More […]

Lockdown vision problems plague how many? Help! More students than ever now affected

lockdown vision problems boy with magnifying glass reads book

Lockdown vision problems: The link between lockdowns & lower vision outcomes Lockdown vision problems may seem like only a minor facet of the many wide-reaching implications the sustained closing of the country has had. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that quarantine-related vision disorders are on the rise. Schools in the UK opened again […]

The signs of vision problems in the classroom: how do you spot them?

“It can be hard, even for a trained professional, to spot the signs of vision problems in the classroom.” It can be hard, even for a trained professional, to spot the signs of vision problems in the classroom. So what chance do you have, if you don’t even know what you’re looking for? Students with […]

Undiagnosed vision problems affect up to 15% of school children

Do your students suffer from undiagnosed vision problems? When an estimated 80% of children’s learning is visual, the presence of undiagnosed vision problems in the classroom can be a major barrier to children’s progress and effect emotional well-being and social development. From reading the whiteboard to text-books and computers, it is a huge part of […]