All you need to know about
Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a common eye ailment that causes distant objects to look blurry while close ones are plainly seen.
It is estimated that up to one in every three people in the UK suffers with it, and it is getting increasingly common.
Short-sightedness can range from mild, in which case no therapy is required, to severe, in which case a person’s eyesight is severely impaired.
The illness can begin in youngsters as young as six years old and last until they are thirteen years old. Myopia may worsen during the adolescent years as the body grows rapidly. Adults can develop myopia.
The following are signs that your child may be nearsighted:
- They need to sit near the front of the class at school because reading the whiteboard is challenging for them.
- Sitting close to the TV
- Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
- Regularly rubbing their eyes