Do children need glasses for myopia?

Abstract: if children are really short-sighted and have not been corrected in time, they need to use more adjustment when looking near or far, resulting in easier fatigue of the eyes and faster growth of myopia.

incidence rate of myopia in China is increasing year by year and the trend of younger age is developing. In 2015, the world’s authoritative magazine Nature reported that the incidence rate of myopia in China is 90%. Many parents are concerned about whether teenagers with myopia should wear glasses in time.

first of all, we know that myopia is divided into “true” myopia and “false” myopia; At present, the common way to distinguish true and false myopia in China is through cycloplegia, that is, mydriatic optometry. True myopia, there is indeed a certain degree of myopia after mydriasis; Pseudomyopia, the degree of myopia disappeared after mydriasis. At present, most children’s myopia belongs to mixed myopia, that is, pseudomyopia and true myopia exist together; If the degree of computer optometry without mydriasis is -3.00d (myopia 300 degrees), and the degree of computer optometry after mydriasis is -2.00d (myopia 200 degrees). Then the child is true myopia -2.00d and false myopia -1.00d. False myopia can be recovered through visual training, and true myopia needs to be corrected with glasses.

If children are really short-sighted and have not been corrected in time, they need to use more adjustment when looking near or far, resulting in easier fatigue of the eyes and faster growth of myopia. This is one of the reasons why many parents can’t accept children’s myopia at the beginning and don’t wear glasses in time. The degree of myopia increases particularly rapidly in the next period of time.

if children suffer from myopia and do not insist on wearing glasses or not, the degree of myopia will increase faster. So if you wear glasses in time, can you control the degree of myopia without increasing? The answer to

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is No. first of all, we should clarify why myopia is formed. The current living and learning environment accounts for a very important reason. At present, children’s learning pressure and more exposure to electronic products are important reasons for the growth of myopia; Children’s long body and long stature are also important factors in the progress of myopia, so many parents will find that children’s myopia will increase faster when they grow fast. With the growth of age, the degree of myopia will increase to a certain extent, which is difficult to control. Children suffering from myopia, whether wearing glasses or not, the degree of myopia will increase with age, physical development and other reasons.

myopia should wear glasses in time. Without glasses, the degree will increase faster than wearing glasses.