Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is a condition whereby the light or image entering the eyes is wrongly focused causing the eyeball to elongate and increase in axial length. Growing children show a tendency of worsening myopia when the body grows rapidly. With myopia control treatment, we can slow down and control the progression of myopia from becoming too high.
Myopia cannot be cured, however, it can be treated to slow or even stop it from progressing or getting worse. At Optimax, we measure and estimate your child’s power and axial length growth for the next 5 years using Myopia Master. With the help of Myopia Master, we plan the best treatment to slow down myopia and the accelerated growth of the eye, avoiding your child’s vision from deteriorating and decreasing the lifelong risk of serious eye diseases led by high myopia.
Children with the following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing myopia.
Treatment depends on the timing, type and severity of the squint. In children, squints are treated to improve their eyesight and binocular vision. Treatments for childhood squint include: