HELP! MY CHILD CANNOT SEE AT FAR!
If that’s your worry also, myopia, MAYBE the problem… so, let’s talk about this:
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the inability to see clearly unless objects are very close to your eyes. It’s the most prevalent refractive error in kids and teenagers. To correct their eyesight, the majority of patients with this problem use spectacles or contacts lenses.
Myopia occurs when the front of the eye grows longer than the rear, causing light to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it. Nearsighted people see distant items as blurry while nearby objects remain clear.
This condition begins throughout childhood, when the eyeballs are quickly growing, and progresses gradually or swiftly into late adolescence. Corrective glasses or contact lenses can readily fix myopia.
Myopia is more than a nuisance; it can endanger your child’s long-term vision. As a youngster grows older and myopia worsens, the child is more likely to have serious eye disorders later in life. Retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts are examples of these conditions. Fortunately, Myopia Management can assist.
Eye drops, special contact lenses, and spectacles are examples of myopia management methods that can help slow down the speedy visual impairment that happens with myopia.
Statistics shows that myopia is becoming more common around the world, with a recent study estimating that about 30% of the global population is currently myopic. By 2050, it is estimated that over half of the world’s population would be myopic. It’s a mind-boggling 5 billion people!
In the last 20 years, the prevalence of myopia has increased dramatically. Between 10% and 20% of elementary school children in China are myopic. For high school kids, the percentage rises to 50%, and by the time they reach university, 90% of the student body is nearsighted.
The good news is that you can keep your children from falling victim to this statistic by using Myopia Management.
Myopia is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 5 and 7, and it worsens during the rapid growth years of the eye. Around the age of 12, the prescription tends to level off.
Myopia management is a set of treatments used by eye physicians to help children’s myopia progress more slowly. By reducing the stress and tiredness associated with the development and progression of myopia, our myopia management treatments can cause changes in the structure of the eye. According to several studies, these treatments effectively delay the onset of nearsightedness in children and teenagers.
You can book an appointment with us. We care about your sight and that of your family.