What is Myopia?
Myopia occurs when light enters the eye and focuses in front of the retina rather than directly on the retina.
When the length of the eye is longer than normal, this particular shape causes the light to refract differently.
Myopia typically develops in childhood and worsens as the eyes continue to grow.
As the eyes grow, so does their axial length. You may find that your child’s optical prescription worsens through their teenage years and eventually reaches a plateau when the eye stops growing, typically around the age of 20.
Signs & Symptoms
It could be a sign of myopia if your child is having one of the symptoms below:
Eye squint when reading the board or watching TV.
Sitting in close proximity to the TV or computer screen
Sat at the front of the classroom to see the teacher and board clearly
Holding books close to the eyes
Disinterest in playing sports that require clear distance vision.
Reduced clarity of vision, as compared to friends and family
Risks of Myopia
While myopia is not a dangerous vision condition, it does increase your child’s risk for developing serious, vision threatening eye diseases later in life. In about 10 percent of people with myopia, the condition worsens in severity — and as myopia gets worse, your child’s risk of eye disease increases.
Eye diseases associated with high myopia include:
Why Myopia Management?
Myopia management is a program to slow down the myopia progression in child. Myopia management optical lens is an innovative lens with a specific design, with the top half of the lens supply clear vision in the distance. Whereas the bottom active zone simultaneously support near vision tasks and can help to reduce myopia progression.
Compared to standard single-vision lenses, the myopia management lens design can help to manage myopia progression. This special near-vision design also supports the digital lives of today’s children by reducing eyestrain. Additionally, the lens is specially designed with your child's anatomy and lifestyle in mind, ensuring that they enjoy greater visual comfort.