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Should Parents Be Concerned About Nearsightedness?

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As the incidence of nearsightedness increases worldwide at what some call epidemic proportions,  organizations such as the World Health Organization are focusing the spotlight on the danger of nearsightedness. Nearsightedness or Myopia starts when children are in their early school years and progresses into the latter years of high school. As myopia progresses, the most common complaint by your child is that their vision is not clear requiring a new prescription. Up until the last few years, optometrists would prescribe new glasses or contact lenses and have the child come back next year. However as myopia rates increased as high as 90% in some Asian countries, researchers have been showcasing the high risk of vision loss later in life for children whose myopia has progressed to medium or high myopia. Myopia is actually one of the most common causes of blindness worldwide and attributes to a higher incidence of glaucoma, cataracts and retinal detachment. Luckily there are a few approaches recommended by optometrists, these approaches are called myopia control, and they are effective methods at slowing down the progression of myopia and eliminating virtually all of the risk.

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