Do you make eight misunderstandings in children’s vision?

Abstract: mydriatic optometry is one of the important optometry methods to check the refractive state of children’s eyes, but most parents worry about side effects. In fact, mydriatic optometry is to drop the special eyedrops for ciliary muscle paralysis into the eyes to completely paralyze the ciliary muscles of the eyes and achieve the most relaxed state, and then conduct optometry without any damage to the eyes.

nowadays, the myopia rate of primary and middle school students has been high, and parents also attach great importance to their children’s vision. However, some parents have misunderstandings in their children’s vision examination and optometry glasses, which indirectly bring hidden worries to their children’s vision. Today, Xiaobian has collected eight common misunderstandings to remind parents to correctly understand their children’s vision problems, Prevent children’s vision problems from further deepening. Misunderstanding 1 of

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: children under the age of three do not need to check their eyesight.

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high myopia. In addition to the acquired causes, many will have congenital diseases and abnormalities. If the child at home is less than 3 years old, but there is black pupil area, showing white and yellow white reflection; Obvious photophobia and tears; Can’t look at the object in front of you or follow the light to turn your eyes; When the child has no reaction when covering one eye, but immediately causes symptoms such as irritability, crying and looking at objects with crooked head when covering the other eye, he should seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

in addition, even if children at home seem to have normal eyesight, they should be taken to the ophthalmology department of a regular hospital for simple general screening every six months or so. Because if children have congenital eye diseases or abnormalities (such as retinopathy of prematurity, retinal tumor, congenital cataract, congenital glaucoma, etc.), it is difficult for parents to observe clues, but ophthalmologists can find and deal with these eye diseases in time, which can also avoid permanent damage to children’s vision. Misunderstanding 2 of

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: Children’s optometry and mydriasis have side effects.

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mydriasis optometry is one of the important optometry methods to check the refractive state of children’s eyes, but most parents worry about side effects. In fact, mydriatic optometry is to drop the special eyedrops for ciliary muscle paralysis into the eyes to completely paralyze the ciliary muscles of the eyes and achieve the most relaxed state, and then conduct optometry without any damage to the eyes. If there is no mydriasis, because the child before the age of 6 has very strong eye adjustment ability, his vision will be “fake” during the examination, and there is no hidden danger. In particular, it is very difficult to judge hyperopia, strabismus and amblyopia. Once missed, the child will miss the key correction period before the age of 6. Misunderstanding 3 of

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: astigmatism doesn’t matter. There is no need to correct it. Parents of

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often hear that astigmatism doesn’t matter and doesn’t need to be corrected, but astigmatism needs to be treated differently. Astigmatism can be divided into light, medium and high, of which about 80% are mild, about 15% are moderate astigmatism and about 5% are high. If astigmatism is mild and asymptomatic, it does not need to be corrected, but if there are symptoms such as visual fatigue, squinting and torticollis, it should be corrected accurately. Misunderstanding 4 of

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: you can’t take off your glasses without wearing them. Many parents don’t want to match their children with glasses. They worry that their children can’t take them off once they wear them, so they seek methods such as massage, traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, therapeutic instrument training, eye care drugs and so on. In fact, these methods can’t reverse or control the occurrence and development of children’s myopia. However, there are genetic factors and a large number of acquired environmental factors in the occurrence and development of myopia. Therefore, myopia in adolescents and children will still show a deepening trend after wearing glasses, which is not caused by wearing glasses. Myth 5 of

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: it’s good to see clearly with glasses. There is no need to replace

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regularly. The refractive state of human eyes will change dynamically with different age States, so it should be checked regularly. For example, teenagers can check once every six months. In addition, the lens will affect the visual quality due to aging and surface coating wear, and the lens frame will also be deformed, resulting in correction deviation. Therefore, regular optometry and glasses should also be provided. Misunderstanding 6 of

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: don’t worry about myopia. Just be a myopia laser when you grow up.

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juvenile myopia is irreversible. If you don’t treat it, it will lead to high myopia and bring many eye complications. Even if you do myopia laser correction in adulthood, it will be much more difficult, so you should actively treat myopia and develop good eye habits, Otherwise, it is likely to be inherited, making the next generation more myopic. Misunderstanding 7 of

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: the more expensive the glasses, the better the fashion.

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a good pair of glasses is not the high price, but whether they are suitable for themselves. Some exaggerated and fashionable large frame glasses are easy to cause inaccurate optical correction due to the heavy frame, large and thick lens diameter, incorrect optical center shift of the lens, unstable lens position, etc, Prism effect and aberration increase, resulting in visual fatigue and visual quality decline, especially for some teenagers with small face shape, small pupil distance and deep degree, it is not recommended to choose large frame glasses. Misunderstanding 8 of

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: wearing glasses will cause eye “protrusion”,

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. Many people think that wearing glasses will cause eye deformation and protrusion, resulting in some people with high myopia who are very taboo to wear accurate height counting glasses. In fact, it is the deepening of myopia and the growth of eye axis that lead to the deformation and prominence of some people’s eyes, rather than wearing glasses. The growth of myopia is due to the prominent deformation of the eyes, while glasses with significantly low degrees are just more prone to visual fatigue, which may promote the deepening of myopia.