Myopia (nearsightedness) progression in children is more than just a rapidly changing prescription. Medical research now indicates that myopia progression in children can actually be dangerous. As a child quickly develops and myopia rapidly progresses, the child is at risk of developing serious sight-threatening eye diseases later in life. Namely, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. The faster the progression, and the younger the child, the greater the risk. With the new school year about to start, now is the perfect time to address your child's nearsightedness, and learn the various options of how to treat it.
Make sure to schedule a back-to-school eye exam for your child with one of our optometrists.