Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision condition in which you can see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry. It may develop gradually or rapidly, often worsening during childhood and adolescence. Multiple causative factors are closely linked to the development of Myopia, such as genetic, reading and close-up works, and environmental conditions.

Severe nearsightedness puts you at an increased risk of retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts and myopic maculopathy. The tissues in long eyeballs are stretched and thinned, causing tears, inflammation, new blood vessels that are weak and bleed easily, and scarring.

There are few options available to tackle children’s myopia progression such as:
  • Specially designed soft contact lenses wear during the day,
  • Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses the child wears at night during sleeping,
  • Eye drops,
  • Specially designed spectacle lenses.

The special spectacle lenses tend to be the most comfortable treatment method for young children.

However, whichever treatment option is used for managing progressive myopia in children, it should be combined with a healthy lifestyle to achieve the desired treatment outcome.

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