Keeping the Focus on Your Child’s Vision
Myopia, or nearsightedness, hinders the eye’s ability to see objects at a distance. When the eye is considered myopic, it is too long or its cornea is too steep. As a result, it does not bend light properly, making images unclear.
Myopia is inherited and usually detected between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. The condition is likely to worsen as the child goes through puberty, stabilizing as they enter young adulthood.
Myopia presents itself as difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Your child may begin to experience troubles at school, complain of headaches, and squint often.
These symptoms can worsen as your child ages, so it is important to communicate with them and monitor their eye health and vision closely.