Can you prevent myopia in your child?
The dramatic rise in childhood myopia (blurry distance vision) in recent years has driven robust discussion over the cause.. This article in Economist about myopia in China shows just how mainstream this topic has become. Parents seeking myopia treatment for their child at Treehouse Eyes often ask what they can do for younger children . While there is no “silver bullet”, we do now have good data on ways to help delay or in some cases potentially prevent the onset of myopia in children.
The impact of outdoor time and screen time
There is now good evidence that more outdoor time for children can delay the onset of myopia. This research summary provides a good overview of the data and evidence. So step one is get kids outdoors more. There is also now more evidence that reducing near work (reading, screen time) can also help reduce myopic progression. This is a huge challenge for parents, as schools and society put more on our kids to be reading, on computers and smartphones than ever before. The emerging data, summarized nicely in this research summary, is clear–having kids spend less time on near work activities can help with myopia. So step two is reducing near work as much as possible. More research is being done specifically in areas like blue light (due to devices), the impact of various positions when reading, etc. We will continue to monitor these results and share the latest evidence-driven recommendations.
How to help your child today
Despite best efforts, many children will still become myopic due to genetics. That is why an annual comprehensive eye exam with an eye doctor is critical, as new treatments are now available to slow or even stop the progression of myopia in children. Early intervention is key, as many of these treatments are most effective if treatment is started early. Our Myopia Resource Center keeps up with the latest information about myopia, and use our Make An Appointment feature to find a Treehouse Eyes provider in your area.
Having good eyesight helps us out in a multitude of ways. It keeps us safe as we go about our daily life, and it ensures that we can fully participate in all activities that we engage in. As one of our five senses, it’s important to maintain a healthy sense of sight, and good vision is key to your child enjoying a happy, healthy, and meaningful childhood. At Treehouse Eyes, we specialize in non-invasive myopia care and are dedicated to working through treatment programs with you and your child that suit your child’s lifestyle needs. Are you searching for an effective treatment method for your child’s myopia? Read on to find out more about our non-invasive myopia care in Ohio.
Overnight Contact Lenses in Ohio
With overnight contact lenses, all your child has to do is pop them in at night and remove them the next day when they get up. They can then enjoy clear vision throughout the day without needing to use contact lenses. Overnight contact lenses are recommended for active children who do not have the inclination, time, or patience to maintain daytime contact lenses. If you do not think that your child is up to using daytime contact lenses just yet, you can opt for overnight contact lenses first to get them used to contact lenses.
Daytime Soft Contact Lenses in Missouri
For older children who have demonstrated a strong sense of responsibility, daytime soft contact lenses are typically the best choice. If your child has shown that they are able to maintain high levels of hygiene throughout the day and are able to take care of themselves and their possessions, you can start with daytime soft contact lenses.
Choose Treehouse Eyes for Myopia Care for Kids
Let our specialists at Treehouse Eyes help your child to achieve better vision with our non-invasive treatment methods such as personalized contact lenses and prescription eye drops. Our specialists will provide comprehensive assessments and identify the best treatment plan for your child when it comes to their eye care routine. Thanks to our treatment methods that are non-invasive, you can rest assured that the journey for your child to gain improved eyesight will be effective, comfortable, and time-efficient! If you are thinking of getting prescription eye drop, read about our prescription eye drop disclaimer here.
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