Dealing With Myopia
If you have any experience dealing with myopia, you’ll know that year after year you’re required to get a new prescription, and chances are the prescription continues to get worse from childhood into early adulthood. By being aware of and controlling myopia, you can halt the advancement of the condition and keep your children from being at risk for extreme sight loss, and other future issues such as cataracts. Studies show that children that develop myopia are up to 300% more likely to end up with glaucoma, and almost 100 times more likely to have a case of retinal detachment.
Risks Of Myopia
With increasing myopia, there’s a larger risk for other ocular diseases. For example, you may be more susceptible to glaucoma and retinal detachment. But keep in mind that myopia is very common, and can be treatable to the point of being under control. Be sure to stay on top of your and your child's’ vision exams on an annual basis, and speak with your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have.