Myopia, also called nearsightedness, is an eye condition that makes far away objects appear blurry. Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and sometimes halt the progression of a child’s myopia.
Myopia — nearsightedness — affects your ability to see faraway objects. Unless myopia is managed during childhood, it raises the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life. Find out more about myopia management.
Can you pass myopia, or nearsightedness, onto your kids? According to research, there is definitely a genetic component. Fortunately, myopia management can slow myopia progression.
If your child spends too much time in front of screens, it’s important to set limits and establish routines to protect both their general health and their eye health and help prevent the development or progression of myopia.
Childhood myopia — nearsightedness — is reaching epidemic proportions. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to reduce their child’s risk of developing myopia.
Research suggests that children who are obese may have a higher risk of developing high myopia. Read up to learn why and discover what you can do about it.