Parents understand that a child should be able to see and explore the world on their own. This is part of the reason having good eyesight is essential. Seeing your child squinting could signal an eye problem like Myopia.
Whenever you look at an object, light rays pass through the cornea and lens of your eyes. These eye structures bend the light, so that it focuses on the retina. Myopia or nearsightedness happens when the light focuses in the front part of the retina, instead of at the back part.
This refractive error leads to difficulties seeing distant objects. Fortunately, close objects are still visible. Although this condition is more common among school-aged children, adults may also experience it.
Signs and Symptoms
The Myopia Institute realizes that you want to detect this condition in your children’s eyes as early as possible. We will note that squinting is usually an early indication of this condition. Distant objects may appear blurred, as well. Frequent headaches and eyestrains occur. Fortunately, near vision capacity remains sharp.
Our eye doctors may perform an initial eye examination to serve as baseline on your child’s current visual acuity. We will use the latest technologies in digital eye check-ups. Then, we may discuss in a “grand rounds” format the recommended treatment plan for your child.
Once we have determined the most appropriate management regimen, we will discuss it thoroughly with you and your child during consultation. Our services for this condition include corrective lenses or eyewear. These may help your child see clearly even from afar. We also offer bifocal or multifocal lenses that can provide better vision for both near and distant viewing.
We recommend regular eye exams to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and check for other vision changes. For myopia control we may recommend OrthoK (orthokeratology). This non-surgical procedure uses specially designed contact lenses that gently reshape the curvature of the eye.
We also offer cornea refractive therapy (vision reshaping treatment), specifically designed for children’s eyesight improvement. This reduces vision changes, especially myopia in children, and halts its progression.
At The Myopia Institute, our objective is to address your eye care concerns. If you noticed any vision difficulties with your child or you want to know more, please contact us at (855) 867-8465.