Parents, It’s Time To Kick These Myopia Myths To The Curb

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a growing concern among children and teenagers. With the increasing prevalence of myopia, parents must separate fact from fiction and kick these myopia myths to the curb. Let’s debunk some of the most common myths surrounding myopia and empower ourselves with accurate information.

Myopia Is Insignificant

Untreated myopia can worsen over time, increasing the risk of eye diseases like myopic macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment. However, there are new treatments available that can slow down the progression of myopia. Scheduling regular eye exams for your child is vital, as early intervention leads to better outcomes.

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The Impact Of Screen Time On Myopia

Childhood warnings about sitting too close to the TV and its potential harm to eyesight hold some truth. Research indicates that screen time is linked to earlier onset and faster myopia progression. Extended periods of engaging in near-work activities, such as screen viewing, reading, and homework, strain the eye muscles and worsen myopia. Consequently, after extended periods of near work, the eyes encounter difficulties refocusing on distant objects.

Conventional Contacts And Glasses As

Treatments For Myopia

Traditional contacts and glasses improve distance vision temporarily but do not halt myopia progression. Fortunately, modern advancements offer treatment options that can slow the impact of myopia while providing immediate vision correction. Consult an eye doctor to explore these innovative treatments and create a personalized plan for your child’s needs.

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The Impact Of Outdoor Time On Eye Health

Sight Sanctuaries are outdoor spaces that promote screen-free play and relaxation, benefiting eyesight. Research shows that outdoor play can reduce the risk of myopia development by 50%. Join the Global Myopia Awareness Coalition and create your Sight Sanctuary with your family this summer.