Controlling Myopia Progression9:15 PM
Is your child near-sighted (or myopic)? Chances are, their prescription is only going to increase as they grow! Myopia progression is something that I discuss with worried parents daily. Many parents have high prescriptions themselves, and would love to save their child from the difficulties involved with highly myopic prescriptions. Unfortunately trying to prevent this from happening is a difficult battle.
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Even with these techniques, myopia will likely still progress. Studies have shown that the rate of progression with these options can be reduced anywhere from 30-50% however, which can make a real difference in your child's final prescription. If you are interested in any of these options, talk to your doctor to see if your child would be a candidate!