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Myopia Control for Children

Is your child squinting, have headaches, having a hard time playing sports, have blurry vision?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is an eye condition that typically develops during childhood, it progresses as your child grows up, with vision usually stabilizes around age 20.

Myopia can also increase your child’s risk of other eye diseases and conditions later in life.

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Myopia Treatment Options for Kids, Age 5+

Symptoms of Myopia

Symptoms of Myopia

Myopia also known as near- or short-sightedness is common among kids. Objects in the distance appear blurry while close-up items remain clear.

Proper vision is essential for your child’s success – in life and academics. Beyond just seeing what’s in front of them at school, visual skills are needed for social, cognitive, and motor skill development.

Does your child have:

  • headaches and squinting?
  • hard time playing sports?
  • misdiagnosed behavioral problems?
  • blurry vision when looking at distant objects?

 

Causes of Nearsightedness

Causes of Nearsightedness

– myopia is hereditary.
– people with myopia have either an eyeball that is too long or a cornea that is too curved, affecting how light focuses on the retina and causing blurry vision.
– too much time inside focused on near work or using screens could also contribute to myopia progression.

Diagnose with Eye Test

Diagnose with Eye Test

– book an eye doctor appointment for your child today
– after diagnosis we will give a prescription for corrective lenses to help address your kid’s sight, and recommend early myopia control to help prevent it from getting worse.
Treatments Used for Childhood Myopia Control

Treatments Used for Childhood Myopia Control

– Myopia is corrected with glasses, contact lenses or surgery in some cases. For children age 5+ we offer specialized contact lenses and medications designed to slow the progression of nearsightedness and to protect their long-term vision.

– studies show that time outdoors can also slow the progression of myopia in kids. So get your kid off their screens and go outside! More exposure to natural light and/or time spent looking at distant objects may slow progression.

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