Nearsightedness, technically known as myopia, is a condition which causes difficulty focusing on objects at a distance, while near vision remains normal. Myopia is one of the most common vision problems worldwide and it is on the rise.
For children, myopia can have serious effects on their performance in school. As children grow older myopia tends to get more severe. Progression of myopia typically ends between the ages of 18 and 20. So, the earlier myopia is detected and treated, the less severe it will be.
Regular eye exams for your child with our eye doctors is the best way to diagnose and treat nearsightedness. Our optometrists can discuss with you the various options for myopia control treatment for your child.