I wear Glasses. Will They Be Necessary for My Child?
According to the study1, myopia in parents was associated with a higher risk of myopia in pre-school children, as well as a higher prevalence of myopia regardless of the race/ethnicity of the children. Parental myopia, particularly childhood-onset, may lead young children to develop myopia even before starting school. When determining a child’s risk of getting myopia, the parent’s ocular histories help eyecare practitioners learn more about the age of myopia onset. On top of that, children with two myopic parents have a greater risk of developing myopia than those with one myopic parent2.
The risk of myopia children increases when parents are myopic3.
As a myopic parent, what can you do?
Aside from having your children’s eyes examined on a regular basis, providing a suitable visual environment for them by limiting their screen time and encouraging more outside play is also recommended.
If you or a loved one hasn’t had an eye checkup this year, make an appointment today : )
Learn more about myopia control and three techniques to control the development of myopia here.
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