It’s important to check your eyesight and make clear these 4 points. Don’t let your child’s myopia deepen again!

Abstract: some parents feel uncomfortable doing mydriasis test and worry that mydriasis will have side effects, so they miss the best time for treatment. In fact, children’s optometry needs to choose mydriasis drugs of different intensity according to different ages., The incidence rate of myopia and amblyopia is increasing in China. The effective protection of vision for children and adolescents is imminent. Every parent is very concerned about their children’s vision, but they often can’t treat and deal with it correctly. There are still some misunderstandings in the prevention and treatment of children’s myopia and amblyopia, Myth 1: can’t take off your glasses?, There is a popular saying among parents of school-age children that “glasses can’t be worn and can’t be taken off as soon as they are worn” and that “the more glasses are worn, the faster the degree of growth”. As a means of correcting eyesight, glasses are actually just a tool. There is no saying that you can’t take them off when you wear them. Moreover, after wearing glasses, you can face your eyes squarely, see things clearly or fatigue, and slow down the rapid increase of myopia caused by external incentives., Myth 2: mydriasis test is harmful to the eyes. Some parents feel uncomfortable doing mydriasis test and worry that mydriasis will have side effects, so they miss the best time for treatment. In fact, children’s optometry needs to choose mydriasis drugs with different intensity according to different ages. Children aged 12 ~ 14 need atropine to mydriasis, and the effect can last for 1 ~ 2 weeks; Older children use topicamide and other short-acting mydriasis drugs, and mydriasis lasts only a few hours. After mydriasis, there will be slight blurred vision and slight photophobia. You can wear sunglasses or a hat with eaves to reduce discomfort. There is no harm, so you don’t have to worry., Myth 3: when matching glasses, appropriately reduce the degree. Glasses are the tools to help us see objects clearly. We must tailor them. Too large or too small degree can not play a positive role and provide clear vision help. Never feel that the degree is high and artificially reduce some degrees to achieve psychological balance. This self deception not only makes people blind, but also causes visual fatigue and accelerates the development of myopia., Myth 4 imminent examination of children’s eyesight. The incidence rate of myopia and amblyopia is increasing in our country at present.

, how to protect children’s eyesight effectively becomes an urgent problem. Every parent is very concerned about their children’s vision, but they often can’t treat and deal with it correctly. There are still some misunderstandings in the prevention and treatment of children’s myopia and amblyopia Misunderstanding 1 of

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: can’t you take off your glasses?

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are popular among parents of school-age children that “glasses can’t be worn and can’t be removed once worn” and “the more glasses are worn, the faster the degree of growth”. As a means of correcting eyesight, glasses are actually just a tool. There is no saying that you can’t take them off when you wear them. Moreover, after wearing glasses, you can achieve the state of facing your eyes squarely, see things without being unclear or fatigue, and can slow down the rapid increase of myopia caused by external incentives. Misunderstanding 2 of

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: mydriasis examination is harmful to the eyes

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some parents feel uncomfortable doing mydriasis examination and worry that mydriasis will have side effects, so they miss the best time for treatment. In fact, children’s optometry needs to choose mydriasis drugs with different intensity according to different ages. Children aged 12 ~ 14 need atropine to mydriasis, and the effect can last for 1 ~ 2 weeks; Older children use topicamide and other short-acting mydriasis drugs, and mydriasis lasts only a few hours. After mydriasis, there will be slight blurred vision and slight photophobia. You can wear sunglasses or hats with eaves to reduce discomfort. There is no harm, so you don’t have to worry. Misunderstanding 3 of

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: appropriately reduce the degree when matching glasses.

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glasses are tools to help us see objects. They must be customized. Too large or too small degree can not play a positive role and provide clear vision help. Never feel that the degree is high and artificially reduce some degrees to achieve psychological balance. This self deception not only makes people blind, but also causes visual fatigue and accelerates the development of myopia. Misunderstanding 4 of

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: Children’s eyesight does not need to be checked frequently. The eyesight development of

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is generally mature at the age of 5 ~ 6. However, the eyesight of preschool children is still developing, and the eyesight of children of different ages is also different. If the vision of all ages is the same, it indicates that there has been a problem. Before that, the vision that has not developed normally is easy to form lifelong amblyopia. Therefore, it is best to check the vision of preschool children once every six months to prevent the lag of vision development. Once amblyopia is found, it should be treated in time.