1 in 5 children is myopic (France)

On the set of 20 minutes TV, Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger explained this figure as part of National Myopia Week, which ran from 20 to 26 November 2023.

1 in 5 children is myopic: explanations

On Friday 24 November 2023, Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger appeared on the “Salut L’Île-de-France” on 20 minutes TV to mark National Myopia Week in France.

During this awareness-raising campaign, Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger stressed the importance of screening children for myopia, as 1 in 5 children is myopic: “We learn to see well just as we learn to walk well”

Children have no frame of reference, which is why it’s important that they consult a vision specialist as soon as possible!

To understand this increase, click on the video below (french) and enjoy clear explanations from our paediatric ophthalmic surgeon.

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