What is Myopia Management?
You may have heard of nearsightedness or shortsightedness. Well Myopia is the inability to see things clearly that are close to your eyes. This usually happens when you’re a child and it can progress fast unless it gets treated properly. Myopia treatment can slow down or even stop the progression of your child’s myopia.
According to Treehouse eyes, “Childhood myopia rates are increasing, with 1 in 3 children now affected.”
Because of a child’s increased screen time, whether it be watching YouTube, streaming TV, playing video games or even being on Zoom for school, Myopia now becoming for common in children.
This increases eye disease risks, increases poor vision and can causes problems in helping a child focus in their day-to-day life.
How is it treated?
Myopia is treated by a personalized Myopia management plan for your child. The treatments are non-invasive treatments with modern technology. And the Myopia management personalize plan shows a 78% decrease in the progression of their myopia vs. no treatment.
In the past when a child has experienced nearsightedness or shortsightedness, your optometrist may have prescribed them glasses.
However, according to Treehouse eyes, “glasses only compensate for your child’s blurry distance visions, they don’t stop their vision from continuing to deteriorate.” So, glasses don’t solve the problem fully. They don’t treat the root of the issue of nearsightedness, but glasses will help your child see clearly.
Treatments that are available include customized contact lenses and prescription eye drops. To learn more about Myopia management or take an assessment and see if your child may have Myopia, Contact us at (714) 992 – 8020