Understanding Myopia control is an important step to protecting your child’s vision. Did you know Myopia (near-sightedness) is now considered an epidemic in children? Glimpse Vision offers myopia control services that can slow down or even halt the progression of nearsightedness.
What is Myopia Control?
Myopia control is a series of treatments and lifestyle habits designed to slow the progression of myopia (near-sightedness.) By controlling the progression of myopia, you can reduce the risk of eye disease and improve your long-term vision. Click here to learn more.
What are the benefits to Myopia Control?
While vision correction is important for clear sight, myopia control can help protect your eyes from future complications. Some benefits include reduced risk of eye diseases and improved vision stability. Diagnosing and treating a child’s near-sightedness early can result in a better quality of vision.
What treatments options are available?
What can you do now at home?
Healthy habits can start today for healthy eyes in the future. The first step is always to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. In the meantime, here are some steps you can implement at home with children:
- Choose outdoors activities when possible
- Restrict near activities
- Practice the 20-20-20 rule with prolonged near activity (books or devices) – Take a 20 second break every 20 minutes while gazing 20 feet away
- Switch all mobile devices to the “dark” mode to reduce blue light exposure
- Eat a balanced diet rich in colorful vegetables
Understanding Myopia control is an important step to protecting your child’s vision, and Glimpse Vision is here to help.
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