Is Your Child Suffering From Nearsightedness?
Here’s How You Can Help
Proper vision is one of the most important elements of your child’s development. In school, sports, and other activities, the right vision skills are essential. Vision problems that are not addressed in time can cause serious consequences.
One of the most common vision problems is nearsightedness. It’s a common refractive problem that plagues children and adults of all ages, but fortunately, it’s easily treatable.
How To Spot Eye Problems In Kids
Children may not be willing to discuss any difficulty with their vision, and in most instances, they may not even be aware that they have a vision problem. It takes the close attention of teachers and parents to spot any issues. When a child starts sitting too close to the TV or finds it difficult to see the board in the classroom, they may be suffering from nearsightedness.
What You Need To Know About Nearsightedness In Children
Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, won't have any meaningful impact on the academic performance of your child if it’s detected and treated in a timely fashion. A proper eye exam can reveal if your child has myopia, and if so, eyeglasses and contact lenses can easily treat the condition.
However, the problem with myopia is that it causes your child’s vision to constantly change. The implications of this are that your child may require frequent changes to his/her prescription. Annual eye exams may not be enough. Waiting a full year before taking your child to the doctor can mean that he/she will spend months wearing the wrong glasses or lenses. This can negatively affect your child.
What Is The Best Approach To Managing The Problem?
As stated above, nearsightedness demands constant care for the right result. Annual eye exams can be helpful, but due to the fact that changes caused by myopia can occur in less than 12 months, your child may need to see an eye doctor more than once a year.
The good news is that there are ways of managing myopia. This comprehensive management system can slow down the changes to your child’s eyes and reduce the likelihood that his/her vision will change dramatically.
If your child has myopia, myopia management is the best solution. Let us ensure that your child has the right vision to succeed.
Schedule an eye exam with our pediatric optometrist today at Forney Eye Associates. Our qualified optometrist will be available to perform a thorough eye exam and recommend the best solution for you and your child. An amazing experience awaits you when you visit our vision center.