In recent years, the incidence of myopia in children is getting smaller and smaller, all because children are exposed to too many electronic products for a long time, followed by bad eye habits, such as reading books and doing homework too close, not forming the correct posture. It is best for children to receive an annual formal eye examination to detect myopia and intervene in a timely manner. There are three common methods of controlling myopia in children to choose from, and as for their pros and cons, I will analyze them for you next.
Many parents may be more inclined to this method of childhood myopia control, the research team found that myopic children using atropine eye drops every night did help to slow down the growth of myopia. Atropine eye drops were originally used during dilated pupil exams, but were later found to have the effect of inhibiting the growth of fibrous tissue on the surface of the eye, making the eye less likely to be stretched, thus slowing the growth of myopia. However, atropine eye drops have certain side effects, and children may experience photophobia or pupil dilation problems.
The OK lenses mentioned here are not ordinary eyeglasses, but a kind of contact lenses, which only need to be used overnight to change the shape of the cornea. Children wear them at night before they go to bed, and the next day they can eliminate myopia without affecting their studies and sports the next day. This method of myopia control for children is based on the use of OK lenses to change the curvature of the cornea to correct refractive error, and can reduce myopia by up to 500 degrees in two weeks. However, when wearing OK lenses, if the child sleeps and tosses, the lenses may cause damage to the eye and cause corneal ulcers.
In addition to the two methods of myopia control for children mentioned above, there is also the use of specialized control lenses, which require an optometrist's eye and then appropriate glasses. Even with glasses, children still need to have eye exams every six months to ensure that the glasses are still appropriate to help curb myopia. This method of controlling myopia in children requires the child to wear the glasses for an extended period of time.