Read Dr. Chung's interview about Myopia Management
Myopia in children is a growing concern, especially with so many kids learning virtually during the pandemic. Myopia is a disease where the eye grows too long, with the symptom being blurry distance vision. Studies show that myopia rates in children are increasing as kids spend less time outdoors and more time involved in near work like digital device use.
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- Your vision and eye health is important to us;
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This generation of children is spending more and more time on screens and computers. Though this has some benefits related to school and learning, it can also cause some eye troubles. Excessive computer and screen time can cause Computer Vision Syndrome and can possibly contribute to the development and progression of nearsightedness (myopia).
Many studies are being conducted to determine the impact this will have on children. In the meantime, it is important to both limit the amount of time children spend on screens, and also to ensure this screen time is being conducted in a healthy way. Some tips:– monitor the amount of time your child spends on screens– ensure that your child is taking breaks– ensure that your child is maintaining proper posture– ensure the screen device is at least 16-20 inches away from your child’s face
Children eye exams involve playing games! Through these games, we detect 3 main areas of concerns. We have handheld equipment that can detect:
1) Whether they have a high prescription in both or either eye
2) Whether their eyes are turned or wandering
3) Making sure their ocular structures are healthy
We understand that some of the little ones may be a bit shy and may not respond to the convention questions and answers format. Our doctors are comfortable with using different techniques to play with them to make sure they are seeing properly, do not have a “lazy eye” and that their eyes are healthy.
Myopia or as it is commonly known, shortsighted/nearsighted is a condition that develops and continues to worsen during school years. Not that long ago, this condition was addressed only with corrective lenses. However, there are long-term risks associated with Myopia, particularly if it began early and progresses quickly. These risks include serious eye diseases and conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and even retinal detachment.
River Oaks Family Optometry is pleased to provide a number of treatment options to slow or even halt the progression of myopia, while significantly decreasing the long-term health risks to your child's vision.
Our office has a friendly, inviting atmosphere for your child and our outgoing team works hard to help your child feel comfortable. Dr. Elaine Chung provides several pediatric eye care services in order to meet her patients’ needs, including children’s eye exams and ortho-k. We are eager to improve your vision! See our new Child and Teen Eye Care page for all the information you need to take the possible best care of your child's vision!
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