Abstract: for children with true myopia, non mydriatic optometry will lead to higher diopter than the actual wearing diopter; Wearing glasses with inappropriate degree will cause damage to children’s eyes, and even aggravate the development of myopia and hyperopia. In
life, when many parents hear that their children can’t see clearly, their first reaction is that their children are nearsighted or their myopia has deepened. Therefore, they hurry to equip their children with new glasses. But after a period of time, the child’s myopia is not only not controlled, but deepened. Why is the degree deepened after matching the lens? The fundamental reason for
is that some parents do not choose mydriatic optometry because they are afraid of trouble or damage to their children’s eyes when matching their children with glasses. Is mydriatic optometry important before
— children’s optometry must be “mydriatic”
“children’s glasses are different from adults, and mydriatic optometry needs to be carried out under the guidance of ophthalmologists.” Director Pan Meihua said. This is because children are in the development stage and have strong eye regulation. If they do not have mydriasis, the optometry results are inaccurate, such as
1. Children with pseudomyopia will be misdiagnosed as myopia if they do not have mydriasis;
2. For children with true myopia, non mydriatic optometry will lead to higher diopter than that actually worn; Wearing glasses with inappropriate degree will cause damage to children’s eyes, and even aggravate the development of myopia and hyperopia.
in addition, many ordinary glasses shops are only satisfied with “seeing” and “seeing clearly” when matching glasses. The optometry procedure is simple. In addition to the inaccurate results, they can not find eye diseases such as oblique amblyopia, uveitis, keratitis and so on. Because of the high incidence rate of oblique and amblyopia and the difficulty in finding it, many young people miss the best time for treatment because they fail to get timely and effective treatment, resulting in lifelong vision impairment.
how to judge whether to wear glasses
first, we should first judge the stage of the child’s myopia: whether it belongs to pseudomyopia, mixed myopia or true myopia. To accurately identify the category of myopia, you must go to a professional ophthalmic institution for mydriatic optometry.
pseudomyopia: if the child suffers from pseudomyopia, do not wear glasses and be sure to pay close attention to treatment. The treatment methods mainly include increasing outdoor sports, adjusting eye habits, paying attention to eye hygiene, strengthening nutrition and health care, and cooperating with physical therapy. Short-term pseudomyopia can be eliminated.
true myopia: after excluding false myopia, if the child’s eyes still have true myopia of more than 200 degrees, be sure to wear appropriate glasses for correction. For children, wearing frame glasses is the main way to correct myopia, which can appropriately delay the progress of juvenile myopia. Parents should be reminded that the fitting of any type of glasses requires professional technology. It is recommended to carry out it under the guidance of ophthalmologists and professional opticians. The pediatric ophthalmology of Xiamen eye center is your best choice.
finally, if the child’s vision decline is caused by other eye diseases, such as strabismus and amblyopia, we must pay attention to treatment. First treat amblyopia, and then correct strabismus, so that the child’s binocular stereopsis can get the opportunity to develop as soon as possible, otherwise it will cause irreversible loss to the child’s stereopsis development.