Myopia Control in Kids

Myopia Control in Kids

Myopia Control in Kids

Looking for a kid-friendly optometrist in San Antonio? Pediatric optometry is a specialized field that deals with vision defects, ocular diseases, and abnormalities of the eye in children. One of the most common pediatric eye conditions is myopia. Today's Vision Bulverde located in San Antonio, Texas, has years of experience diagnosing and treating myopia in children.

What is Myopia?

Myopia is a refractive error also known as nearsightedness. It is a condition caused by the shape of your eyeball which causes distant objects to appear blurry. It is usually inherited from one or both parents. Children will often not complain about their blurry vision because they do not realize that others do not have the same vision difficulties. Use your best judgment to decide at what age your child should be seen by an optometrist in San Antonio. Symptoms of myopia include:

  • Squinting the eyes
  • Frequent headaches
  • Eyes becoming strained
  • Unable to read a chalkboard at school

Pediatric optometry can identify the degree of myopia present. There are rare types of myopia that should always be ruled out by your eye doctor. Usually, myopia can be controlled by corrective lenses, eye drops, or refractive surgery.

Optometrist in San Antonio

Many children recognize vision problems when they cannot read the chalkboard at school. Take steps to identify myopia as early as possible to avoid long term detrimental effects. Our trusted optometrist in San Antonio will identify and treat your child’s myopia, as well as any other vision problems they might be experiencing. For more information on myopia, pediatric optometry, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (210) 307-4749.

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