Take a Proactive Approach to Your Child’s Nearsightedness
Myopia, or nearsightedness has grown increasingly common over recent years. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 33% of the world suffers from myopia, with that number predicted to spike to 55% by the year 2050.
Myopia typically develops during childhood and grows progressively more severe as the child matures before stabilizing during the later teen years. Although myopia can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, children with myopia can actually slow their myopia progression with myopia control strategies, preventing the need for significantly heavier prescriptions in adulthood.