Many researchers believe reduced outdoor time and increased screen time on devices are part of the problem along with certain genetic factors. Myopia often leads to struggles in school and activities for your child due to poor vision, as well as increased eye disease risks.
Helping your child see clearly is an important step in addressing nearsightedness, but there are new options to treat childhood myopia – the disease that causes nearsightedness.
Higher levels of myopia significantly increase your child’s risks for serious eye diseases like retinal disease and glaucoma. Early intervention is the key.
Studies show that myopia has both genetic and environmental factors when it comes to your child’s eyesight. Childhood myopia is more than just nearsightedness. It is a disease with many causes, symptoms, and luckily, new ways to treat it. The more you know, the better prepared you are to protect your child’s vision.
Dr. Dana Reinhardt Discusses Myopia Treatment and improving children's eye health.
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