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Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common vision condition which affects a child’s ability to clearly see objects at a distance, such as road signs or the whiteboard in a classroom.
This condition usually worsens as children get older, so myopia control is an attempt to slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children.
Depending on the severity of your child’s myopia, we may recommend any of the following approaches:
The sooner you start myopia control, the better the outcome will be. If your child has trouble clearly seeing objects from a distance, schedule an appointment and we’ll determine the best approach for their specific situation.
Myopia is a progressive condition with increased risks to eye health including myopic degeneration, retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.
At Navigation Eye Care, we have treatments specifically designed to help manage and slow the myopic progression in children.
These treatment options include: MiSight 1 day contact lenses, orthokeratology, and atropine drops.
Dr. Teten will recommend a program that’s best for your child.
According to the American Optometric Association, nearly a third of the United States population has the eye condition of myopia.
Furthermore, researchers project that by 2050, approximately half of the world’s population will be myopic or nearsighted. This huge increase, especially in school-aged children is alarming.
As we continue to progress out of the Covid pandemic, eye doctors are discovering more school-aged children have begun to experience myopia.
Your child may have nearsightedness if you observe them squinting to see distant objects, unable to see the text on the whiteboard, or holding objects close to their face.