Myopia Control for Kids
At Lone Star Vision, you and your child’s eye health are most important to us. A child’s eyesight can rapidly change so it is important to schedule regular eye exams to make sure their eyes are healthy. One of the most common eye problems in children is Myopia, blurriness being the main symptom. If at any time your child complains of blurry vision, do not hesitate to call and schedule an appointment with us today.
What is Myopia?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is when your eyes cannot see objects clearly unless they are close by. Myopia occurs when the eyeball grows lengthwise. When light hits your eyes, it is supposed to focus directly on the retina, but with Myopia the light focuses in front of the retina, causing distorted vision. Myopia affects one-third of the United States and is growing in prevalence.
Problems associated with Myopia include glaucoma, retinal detachment, and severe headaches.
Treating Myopia in Children
- Schedule an appointment with a pediatric eye doctor to monitor the progress of Myopia. The optometrist will be able to prescribe corrective lenses or contact lenses to help slow the progress of Myopia in your child’s eyes. Your children’s eye doctor can also prescribe special eye drops that help relax the eyes.
- Activities such as playing video games, doing homework, and reading a book should be done in good lighting to prevent your child’s eyes from straining to much.
- Some studies have shown that spending time outside in sunlight can slow the rate of Myopia progression.
When your child gets older, eye surgery such as LASIK will correct the nearsightedness and possibly eliminate the need for eyeglasses and contacts.
Call Us Today!
If at any time your child complains of eyesight issues or problems, please do not hesitate to call us and schedule an appointment at Lone Star Vision in Beaumont. Our optometrist will perform a comprehensive exam on your child’s eyes to rule out any conditions and treat any that may appear. At Lone Star Vison, your children's eye doctor will do whatever they can to make sure your child has a healthy eyesight. Call today!