Lifestyle and Ergonomic Recommendations
Progressive myopia has been linked to (1) decrease in use of peripheral vision and (2) working distance (the distance print is held from the face). These “clues” can lead to certain lifestyle changes which may result in a reduction in the rate of change of childrens myopia. Our doctors spend time evaluating your child to see if certain lifestyle changes, along with other therapies, would be helpful in managing the progression of their myopia.
Part of our treatment plan will likely include lifestyle recommendations such as sitting further from the TV, not reading while lying down and others that will assist in your childs therapy. For more information on the scientific peer-reviewed research on ergonomic and lifestyle changes associated with slowing down the progression of myopia visit the Myopia Research Library section of this website.