TREATMENT FOR NEARSIGHTEDNESS
Why Slowing Down Myopia Progression is Wise
Does your child have myopia? Myopia, or nearsightedness, is when your child can see near objects clearly, but has difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Myopia can be caused by the shape of the eye’s cornea, or when the eye grows too long. While myopia is a common refractive error among children, many parents are unaware that myopia can worsen as children grow, impacting their learning and development. While the only option for treating myopia used to be glasses or regular contact lenses, now there are a variety of treatments available that may slow this condition’s progression.
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How often should I have my child’s eyes checked?
The Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists recommends the first eye exam for children at six months of age, then again when the child is two years old, and every year after the age of four. Eye examinations are covered under Saskatchewan Health Care until age 18. You can read more on this, as well as the current recommendations on screen time for kids below.
For additional information, talk to one of our Optometrists at your next appointment and if you like, you can do some of your own research on the sites below: