Childhood myopia is a progressive form of nearsightedness that starts during the child’s growing years and increases later. It is a refractive error in which the objects at a distance appear blurred. This happens because the image falls in front of the retina instead of on the retina

Myopia can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. Refractive surgery is generally advised after the no’s stop increasing, around the age of 18.

Progression of myopia:

In a myopic child, the eye is longer than normal. As the child grows in height, the length of the eye also increases. That is why myopia nearly always progresses. All that you can do is get the vision corrected regularly and makes the child wear the right prescription so that his mental growth and education do not suffer.

A partial solution is available in the form of atropine 0.01% eye drops. It may cause difficulty in reading. If your child can tolerate it we will advise this treatment to reduce the progression of myopia.

Do not try fraud remedies

Because is a very common problem, many fraudsters have over the ages tried to cheat people saying they can reduce the numbers. It is only logical that no exercises or medicines can decrease the length of the eyes and these measures do not work. It harms the child psychologically as he/she feels he is not normal. You just need to explain to the child that the variation in the length of the eyes is just like the normal variation in the height in all human beings and those glasses are not a severe disability.

Dr. Jagruti Desai ( M.S. Ophthalmology )


Oculus eye hospital
Tel. 9820094152, 9819983158



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