Refractive errors are one of the most common vision problems children experience. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the inability to see distant objects clearly. This refractive error generally first develops in school-aged children and can progress as their eyes continue to grow, up to the age of 20.
There are some risks associated with high-myopia, so doctors are very interested in myopia control. At Ideal Optical, we can recommend various myopia control methods, ranging from environmental to daily habits to eyeglasses.
Even if your child’s eyes seem healthy and their eyesight is stable, they should undergo routine eye exams to check for potential vision problems. But it may not always be obvious when your child has a vision problem. You can watch for the following signs that may indicate that your child has a visual problem:
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