DALLAS—All About Vision (AAV), a leading online portal for vision and eyecare information, has launched a myopia information hub. Myopia has rapidly increased in prevalence worldwide, with an estimated 50 percent of the global population diagnosed by 2050, according to AAV.
The hub contains the most updated information on myopia with more than 100 pieces of content. All About Vision worked with researchers from the International Myopia Institute, the World Health Organization, the Brien Holden Vision Institute and others to incorporate the latest data to create accessible content for the myopia hub.
Exclusive features include an interactive myopia simulator, which demonstrates what increasing levels of nearsightedness look like through a child’s eyes, and a myopia assessment to determine a child's risk for having myopia.
“The mission for All About Vision is to ensure that visitors have the best information so they can make well-informed decisions for their children,” said Kim Schuy, head of All About Vision.
“With the growing prevalence of myopia, we are prepared to remain ahead of the curve to meet readers where they are in their search for information.”
All About Vision was launched in 2000 by a group of individuals who had been involved in eyecare journalism since the 1970s. The website was acquired by Essilor in 2016.