Myopia is a common ocular condition that can be treated with glasses, contacts or surgery.
Children show the largest progression of myopia in their lifetime. If you notice your child is progressing in myopia more than normal we may need to consider some myopia control treatments such as low dose atropine eye drops or specialty contact lenses. It is also important to improve time outdoors and to take breaks during periods of near work. Myopia is a disease that can lead to severe complications when patients are older such as retinal detachments, glaucoma or macular scarring. Therefore, if we can reduce myopia now we can preserve the child's vision in the future.