Helping Children’s Vision Go The Distance
Clear distance is vital to all of us. Unfortunately more and more children are living their lives with blurry distance vision due to “Myopia” or near sightedness. The onset of myopia (particularly in children) is increasing around the globe with potential projections it will affect 50% of the population in our lifetime.
New research in myopia is revealing that we can potentially control and treat some of the factors that lead to myopia worsening in children as they grow. This can lead to lighter glasses prescriptions and decreased risk of eye health problems (primarily retinal detachments, glaucoma, cataracts) later in life associated with having higher degrees of myopia.