Myopia is one of the most common early childhood vision problems. Caused by accelerated eye growth, myopia prevents children from seeing things well that are further away from them, such as a chalkboard or TV.
While this vision problem is common and relatively simple to correct with prescription glasses or contact lenses, treating it as soon as possible is crucial. Not only will prompt treatment allow your child to see better in school, but it will also prevent further vision-related complications later on down the road.
What is Myopia?
Myopia, or nearsightedness, occurs when a child’s eyeball length from front to back is too long for their eye socket. It can also occur when the cornea is too steeply curved. In such cases, when light enters the eye, the rays don’t fully reach the retina, making distant objects look blurry while close ones remain clear. This condition generally worsens throughout adolescence and stabilizes in the early twenties.
Symptoms of Myopia
Symptoms of myopia include:
Frequent eye rubbing