Myopia management for children is a specialized service aimed at slowing the progression of nearsightedness in young patients. This proactive approach involves various treatment options like prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or Ortho-K lenses. The goal is to reduce the rate at which myopia advances, thereby reducing the risk of associated eye diseases later in life.
Early intervention is key in myopia management. Regular eye exams help in detecting myopia early, and a tailored treatment plan can be implemented. This plan may involve lifestyle adjustments, such as increased outdoor activities and reduced screen time, in addition to optical treatments. The optometrist works closely with the child and parents to monitor progress and adjust the treatment as needed