In addition to drinking glasses, many of us need glasses to see clearly – why? Was it a misspent youth – or just picking the wrong parents? Lack of time outdoors and number of years in education have been shown to be major contributors. It could be nature’s way of putting our partners in soft focus. Why not raise your glass and learn about glasses and the research we are doing to prevent myopia.
David Mackey is Professor of Ophthalmology at UWA and Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute. He is a world authority on genetics of eye diseases in particular Myopia, Glaucoma and Optic Nerves disorders. In WA he is researching the Busselton, Raine, Kidskin and Twins eye studies.