YOUR CHILD’S VISION CARE & MYOPIA CONTROL
When was your Child's Last Eye Examination?
From the age of 4, your child should have an eye exam every 1 to 2 years to monitor changes in their vision and eye health, just to be sure they are seeing the world clearly. The eye exam will detect significant levels of long=sightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, binocular dysfunction or any short- sightedness (myopia).
Early Detection in Childhood
Early detection of myopia can allow control and management of progressive myopia by using contact lenses. Specifically designed soft or rigid contact lenses are used to slow the growth rate of the eye and stabilise vision. over time. Long term, this Myopia Control therapy also reduces your child’s risk of developing sight threatening eye disease later in life, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Myopia Signs to Look Out for in your Children
Often your child won’t initially realise that they have a vision problem, so they won’t tell you! Research indicates that today’s increased screen time encourages the development of myopia in children too. Check the list to the left to see if your child suffers from any of the following myopia symptoms.