Why Does My Child's Nearsightedness Need to Be Managed?
Myopia significantly increases the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. The higher your child’s myopia, the greater the risk.
Although eyeglasses and standard contact lenses can correct a person’s vision, they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression. This is where myopia management comes in.
If you’re concerned about your child’s long-term eye health and vision, contact Forsight Vision today. We can help.
What is Myopia Management?
Myopia management is an area of eye care that uses various tools and treatments to prevent or slow your child's myopia progression. Depending upon your child's specific needs, our doctors will be able to prescribe management options that can help your child maintain better vision for longer.
We specialize in myopia treatment to slow progression of nearsightedness using any of the following methods:
Myopia Management Q&A with Dr. Cohan
Back to School: Myopia can affect academic performance
Can you walk us through what parents should be thinking about as their kids return to school?
What should parents be concerned about as their children return to school? While blue light rightfully gets a lot of coverage in the media, Dr. Cohan prefers to emphasize that the real danger posed by screens is the increased focusing demand on the eyes that comes with increased screen time, which can result in worsening myopia (nearsightedness)
When trying to stop or slow your child’s myopia, it’s always better to be proactive than reactive. Though children are sometimes resistant to instructions from their parents for many reasons, Dr. Cohan finds that children listen quite well to an eye doctor when they give instructions on how to keep their eyes healthy.
The instructions our eye doctor gives to his pediatric eye care patients are to take some kind of break from their screens every 20 minutes to half an hour. This allows their eyes to rest and reset before returning back to the rigors of watching digital screens.
What Parents Are Saying About Myopia Management
Myopia increases the risk of serious eye diseases
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Myopia Management?
If you are concerned about your child’s myopia, call Forsight Vision today. Our team of eye care professionals will help you understand more about your child's nearsightedness and will determine whether your child is a candidate for myopia management.
Take our myopia assessment online to find out whether your child could benefit from this life-changing treatment.