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Why Not Use Regular Glasses for Treating My Child Who Has Myopia?

It’s Myopia Monday!

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On Mondays, we explore the topic of myopia – what it is, why you should care about it and the treatment options we offer for children who are myopic.

So, why not use regular glasses for treating my child who has myopia?

Glasses only compensate for your child’s blurry distance vision, they don’t stop their vision from continuing to deteriorate. So, while glasses help your child see clearly, they don’t treat the underlying issue-an eye that is growing too long. Manufacturers are working on eyeglasses that also can be used to slow the progression of myopia in children, but currently these are not available in the United States.

Visit here for more information, or call us today at (636)272-1444 to schedule an appointment! And check out our previous Myopia Mondays posts on our Facebook page.