Dozens of parents bring their children into our practices every day for eye exams and other services, and many ask us questions about myopia. While instances and awareness of myopia are on the rise, to help spread myopia awareness we've written out the basics on childhood myopia, why it matters, and what you as a parent can do to help preserve your child’s eye health in the long run.
This Halloween, make sure that you take care of your eyes. Decorative or costume contact lenses can be so much fun. They can make your eyes look different by changing their color and the shape of the pupil. However, do not wear them without a prescription from your doctor.
As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. By learning these 5 important facts, you may feel encouraged to do more for your child's eye health and long-term vision—such as ensuring that they get their eyes checked on a regular basis and turning to myopia management to prevent the rapid progression of this disease.
The Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) recently launched its “Little Kid License” campaign to continue to raise awareness of childhood myopia and the new treatment options available.
The acronym LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses. It is a surgical procedure that helps to improve your vision. In essence, it restructures the tissue in the front of your eye permanently. As much as these changes are meant to last your whole life, vision detriment due to the natural aging process cannot be avoided. For this reason, your vision might get blurry again as you age.
The start of a new school year can be overwhelming, even for the most confident children. That’s why parents are doing whatever they can to help their children successfully transition to the next academic grade.
Given the rapid increase in childhood myopia being seen in the U.S., the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their guidance on managing myopia in children.