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How to control the progression of myopia?

Myopia (near-sightedness) is affected by genetic and environmental factors. Myopic children’s parents often worry about fast progression, and the consequences of high myopia are not only to wear a pair of eyeglasses with thicker lenses, but also more prone to different eye diseases, such as glaucoma and retinal detachment. Therefore, parents often ask: "What can we do to slow down the progression of myopia?".

In the past decades, researchers have investigated and published numerous studies on the methods of myopia control, and the results are summarized as follows:

If your child has fast progression in myopia, you must study and understand the pros and cons of different methods before choosing a treatment for them. Remember the 20-20-20 rule to protect their vision, take a 20- second break to look at something 20 feet away after 20 minutes near tasks. In addition, outdoors activities also play important role in control the progression of myopia.

 

 

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