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What is Myopia Control?

Myopia Control is the term describing the treatment methods used to slow down or stop the progressive loss of far vision in children by preventing the eyeball from growing too long.

As myopia among children is being described as ‘epidemic,’ a variety of techniques for treating them are coming to the forefront.

Most forms of myopia can be managed with corrective lenses. Surgery is available to permanently correct some forms of myopia, although long-term effectiveness and safety has not been fully determined.

Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long, relative to the focusing power of the cornea and lens of the eye. This causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather than directly on its surface.

Nearsightedness can also be caused by the cornea and/or lens being too curved for the length of the eyeball. In some cases, myopia occurs due to a combination of these factors.

Myopia typically begins in childhood, and you may have a higher risk if your parents are nearsighted. In most cases, nearsightedness stabilizes in early adulthood but sometimes it continues to progress with age.

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that commonly develops during childhood. It causes blurry vision when looking at distant figures while nearby objects appear sharp. This problem may prevent your kids from seeing playmates from afar or notes written on their classroom boards, compromising their education and social skills.

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