Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children
It happens to children every day, all over the world. Blurry eyesight. Parents notice children straining or squinting to see. During the eye exam they sit by anxiously as the optometrist reads them the new, higher prescription numbers and grimace when the numbers are higher than expected. They ask the Doctor “how high will it go?” knowing there is no way to predict. Parents may ask “what causes it, Doctor?” but not get any clear answers, just speculation regarding genetic factors, guesses about what’s going on in the child’s environment, and etc. Then, the ultimate question of “What can we do, Doctor?” Until recently, no one knew for sure, but in the past decade scores of scientific studies have unmasked some of the mastery behind what makes children’s vision progressively worsen.