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Research shows that myopia, or nearsightedness, is increasing in children at an alarming rate. Many doctors who specialize in pediatric optometry believe that one culprit could be the increased amounts of screen time that children are being exposed to for recreational and educational purposes. Our team at Eye See helps parents in Lincolnshire, Des Plaines, and the surrounding areas understand how to prevent and control myopia in children.

Prevention

The best way to prevent the development or worsening of myopia in children is to stay up to date with eye doctor appointments. During these appointments, the doctor can detect any developing problems. A treatment plan can be implemented to keep myopia from worsening. Other important steps are to limit screen time and increase outdoor time for your child. While outdoors, the eyes focus entirely differently than they do indoors. This variation is important for eye wellness.

Who Is At Risk?

Children who have parents with myopia are more at risk of developing it themselves. There is significant evidence that shows excessive amounts of screen time greatly increase the chances of developing this vision problem.

Myopia Treatment and Control

If your child has already been diagnosed with myopia, their condition must be monitored and controlled. This can be done with the following types of treatments.

CRT Therapy - This type of therapy involves wearing a specially designed contact lens at night. The lens gently reshapes the cornea as the child sleeps.

Glasses or Contacts - Children with myopia should wear their prescribed glasses or contact lenses to prevent myopia from worsening.

Atropine - This is a medicated eye drop that can often slow the progression of myopia.

Contact Eye See for Myopia Control

If you would like to learn more about our eye care services or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nakhlis, call our team today at (847) 243-3330 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form. We are here to help children and parents in Lincolnshire and Des Plaines manage myopia.

Hours of Operation

Monday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

Closed

Friday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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