University of Bradford recruiting myopic children and their parents for study

The university is looking to speak with children between the ages of six and 12, and their family members

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Scientists from the University of Bradford are recruiting participants for a study that will gather information about how young people and their families are affected by myopia.

Dr Lindsay Rountree, lecturer at the University of Bradford, shared that the research team is looking to speak with parents of children with myopia about diagnosis, treatment management and new research.

“It doesn’t matter where you live, you can take part in person or virtually, and some help for travel expenses to the groups is available. We are also keen to hear from parents who are short-sighted themselves and worry it could pass to their children,” she said.

The team are particularly interested in parents of children aged between six and 12.

Translators are available for individuals who do not speak English as their first language and the team can work around participant availability.

Locum optometrist and lecturer at the University of Bradford, Dr Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad, shared that there have been significant developments in how myopia can be treated.

“We are hoping this group will provide a platform for us to not only hear from young people with myopia and their families about their experiences and concerns, but to share our research with them, and ask their opinions about how to shape our future research to better serve the community,” he said.

Those interested in finding out more information about the research can get in touch by email.