WHY IS MYOPIA MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT?
Early myopia intervention can help a child reduce their eye health risks and prevent continual myopic progression.
The 21st century lifestyle, including numerous near activities (computer/tablet/phone use and reading) and lack of outdoor play is contributing to the rapid increase in childhood myopia, according to research. Glasses and contact lenses compensate for a child’s blurry distance vision, but they typically do not prevent the continual myopia progression. As a child develops to school age, through late teens, and beyond, myopia often continues and can deteriorate the child’s vision.
Scientific studies are showing that myopic patients are more vulnerable to sight-threating diseases and complications.
- Increasing myopia increases risk of retinal detachments, glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.