How many wrong things have you done after your child’s myopia?

Abstract: once some parents find that their children’s vision has decreased or their children have been found to have decreased vision during physical examination, they arbitrarily think that the child is myopia, and then look for doctors everywhere to help their children treat myopia. Facts have proved that this approach is wrong.

“on the premise that the existing public health policies remain unchanged, by 2020, the myopia rate of China’s total population over the age of 5 will exceed 50%, which will face a huge labor gap in aerospace, precision manufacturing, military and other fields, and eventually threaten social and economic development and national security.”

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it can be seen from the previous revisions of the “standards for physical examination of conscripts” by the Ministry of national defense that the “vision requirements” of the state for conscription are decreasing. Among them, the vision standards were relaxed three times from 2000 to 2008 alone, “even the vision standards of Air Force pilots have decreased”. “In the long run, it will inevitably have an impact on safeguarding the country.”

after a child is nearsighted, do you not want him to wear glasses and think it will deepen the degree? Will you go to the hospital for examination after myopia? Or a pair of glasses? Maybe you should take a closer look at this. Misunderstanding 1 of

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: Children’s poor eyesight is myopia.

once some parents find that their children’s eyesight has decreased or their children have been found to have decreased eyesight during physical examination, they arbitrarily think that the child is myopia, and then look for doctors everywhere to help their children treat myopia. Facts have proved that this approach is wrong. In fact, there are many eye diseases that can affect children’s vision. In addition to myopia, there are congenital fundus lesions, hyperopia, astigmatism, strabismus, amblyopia and so on. Therefore, when parents find that their children’s vision decreases, they should first take their children to a regular hospital for diagnosis. Misunderstanding 2 of

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: children are small, and myopia is pseudomyopia.

after many children are nearsighted, parents suspect that their children are pseudomyopia. In fact, pseudomyopia is a very small proportion of juvenile myopia. It is only a “myopia” phenomenon, not myopia in essence. Pseudomyopia has little to do with age. Misunderstanding 3 of

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: myopia can slowly recover without glasses. Myopia is the result of children’s long-term and close viewing. After wearing glasses, if you do not pay attention to the improvement of eye habits, the degree will continue to deepen. Misunderstanding 4 of

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: wearing glasses early will deepen and accelerate myopia in the future.

many parents believe that “the sooner they wear glasses, the higher the degree will be in the future”, so they refuse to wear glasses for their children. In fact, this understanding is even more influential than the “false myopia view” in misunderstanding 1. The prescription of glasses should be considered according to the results of optometry, combined with the comprehensive conditions such as visual acuity requirements, eye position, eye muscle movement and amblyopia. Before matching glasses, the first thing is to receive optometry. Only when the refractive state of the eye is clear can appropriate correction be given. Myth 5 of

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: vision will not decline in adulthood.

generally speaking, adult vision will gradually become stable, but not all will be stable. It is normal for adults to change 50-75 degrees in two or three years, and there are usually two reasons for the deepening degree of myopia in adults.

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are pathological myopia. This is an internal lesion of the eye, which is hereditary. It shows that myopia continues to deepen and increases rapidly. If the degree of myopia increases by more than 100 degrees or even more than 200 degrees within a year, or the accumulated high myopia reaches 2000 degrees, it is likely to be pathological myopia. Another reason for

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is that they do not pay attention to eye hygiene and have incorrect eye habits.

for example, if the lighting is too bright or too dark, the eye is used too long, and eye diseases such as trichiasis, ptosis and keratitis are not diagnosed and treated in time, myopia will be aggravated. Misunderstanding 6 of

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: myopia is a small problem, don’t care.

myopia can easily become high myopia if it is not properly corrected, resulting in a series of serious complications such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration and so on. Myopia also affects children’s future professional choice and civil service examination…