Don’t let children go farther and farther on the road of myopia

Abstract: low vision can also be divided into two types: physiological and pathological. The so-called low physiological vision is that the child’s eye development is relatively slow, but not very serious. Pathological low vision is that the eyes may have organic lesions.

with the progress of science and technology, electronic products are becoming more and more popular, and the development of “myopia” is becoming younger and younger. The causes of myopia have also changed from incorrect reading posture and dim lighting in the past to long-time online playing with mobile phones and heavy learning tasks. At the same time, parents’ wrong concept of myopia is also the culprit for children to go farther and farther on the road of myopia. Let’s take a look at the common misunderstandings of parents about myopia.

misunderstanding 1: Children’s poor vision is myopia.

low vision is also divided into two types: physiological and pathological. The so-called low physiological vision is that the child’s eye development is relatively slow, but not very serious. Pathological low vision is that the eyes may have organic lesions. There are many reasons for poor eyesight. It is not only myopia. On the contrary, 95% of the poor eyesight of preschool children is not myopia, but caused by hyperopia and astigmatism. Therefore, parents who find their children’s eye problems should come to a professional eye hospital for examination at the first time. Misunderstanding 2 of

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: don’t wear glasses too early. Some school-age children are myopia in grade one and two. Many parents will insist on not giving their children glasses, believing that “once they wear glasses, myopia will become deeper and deeper”. In fact, children with myopia will squint at distant objects without glasses. In the long run, myopia will develop faster. Misunderstanding 3 of

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: there is no distinction between true and false myopia.

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the so-called “false myopia” refers to the decline in vision caused by excessive eye fatigue. It may be that too much eye use in the near future may cause a temporary decline in vision. After mydriatic optometry, the refractive state is mild hyperopia or no myopia, which is a completely normal refractive state. Many parents match their children with glasses without mydriasis optometry in the glasses shop, so as to change pseudomyopia into true myopia. Misunderstanding 4 of

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: the more myopia glasses are changed, the higher

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the reasons for the deepening of myopia in adolescence are excessive eye use and unscientific eye use habits, in addition to genetic factors. During the period of rapid height development, the degree of myopia often deepens rapidly. Therefore, on the basis of scientific and reasonable correction, whether the myopia is deepened has nothing to do with whether to replace glasses. The premise is that the glasses are scientific and suitable for children. Misunderstanding 5 of

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: mydriatic optometry is harmful to the eyes.

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after mydriasis, children can’t see clearly and are afraid of light. In fact, mydriasis will not cause damage to the eyes. Mydriatic optometry can not only avoid excessive regulation of ciliary muscle, but also avoid pseudomyopia caused by regulation spasm. In particular, mydriatic optometry for children or primary school students is more helpful to get an objective index. Misunderstanding 6 of

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: blindly believing in folk prescriptions for not wearing glasses

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parents often try various “folk prescriptions” for not letting their children wear glasses: physiotherapy, massage and eyesight eye patch. In fact, these methods do not have any side effects, they just play a role in alleviating eye fatigue. But some “folk prescriptions” may damage children’s eyesight.