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At present, myopia is already reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, with 1.6 billion people already affected, and it is estimated that by 2050, half of the world's population will have this defect," says Professor A. Grzybowski, MD, winner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Lifetime Achievement Award.

We invite you to read an interview on myopia:


We invite you to read the educational material at www.miopia.pl

Information for parents on how to stop the progression of myopia   

Nearsightedness is a visual impairment that involves the deterioration of long-distance visual acuity while maintaining good near acuity. It is caused by the excessive elongation of the eyeball, as a result of which light rays are focused in front of the retina and not on it, resulting in a blurred image. It is corrected with biconvex, so-called 'minus' glasses, which 'shift' the image formation onto the retina.

Authors: Maria Szwajkowska, M.D., Prof. Andrzej Grzybowski, Ph.

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Radesky J.S.MD et al, Mobile and Interactive Media Use by Young Children: The Good, the Badand the Unknown Published online December 29, 2014 Pediatrics Vol. 135 No. 1 January 1, 2015



Kemp C., Babies as young as 6 months using mobile media, Published By American Academy of Pediatrics: April 25, 2015

The study shows that the majority of 2-year-olds use mobile devices, with some spending more than an hour a day in front of a screen. 
Healthy Digital Media Use Habits for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers. From www.healthychildren.org (American Academy of Pediatrics), 

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