How to Manage Myopia in Children

Does your child experience the following?


Frequent rubbing of eyes

Nearsighted child often rub their eyes because they are trying to clear their vision.

Sideview & close distance in screens

Nearsighted child may tend to hold their phones or tablets very close to their face when they are using them. They may also tilt their head to the side when they are trying to see something far away.

Difficulty in reading

Highly nearsighted child may have trouble reading because they cannot see the words clearly.

Having headache & tired eyes

Nearsighted child may get headaches or tired eyes after reading or looking at screens for a long time.

Squinting of eyes

Nearsighted child may squint their eyes when they are trying to see something far away.

Excessive blinking

Nearsighted child may blink excessively because they are trying to clear their vision. 

Blurry vision

Nearsighted child may have blurry vision, especially when they are trying to see something far away.






What are the Causes of Myopia?

Abnormal Eye Growth

In some cases, myopia may result from abnormal growth patterns of the eye. The eye may elongate too quickly during childhood, leading to the development of myopia.

Family history or genetics

Myopia tends to run in families, If one or both parents are nearsighted, there's a high probability that their children will also develop myopia.

Habit acquired activities

Certain habits, such as holding reading materials too close to the face or squinting to see distant objects, may not directly cause myopia but can aggravate existing nearsightedness.



Studies shows that Asians and Hispanics have a large number of myopia case.


Myopia occurs at ages 8-12 and progresses until age 20.



Lack of outdoor activities limits the maturing of the eye.






How to Maintain a Healthy Vision?

Healthy vision is crucial for overall well-being and quality of life. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to promote and maintain good eye health, especially for children.

Limit screen time & ensure proper angle in screens

Excessive screen time leads to eye strain. Improper watching angle leads to eye fatigue.


Balanced and nutritional diet

Consume foods rich in Vitamins A, C, E and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Proper lighting in reading materials

Ensure proper brightness in screens. The kids study area must be well-lit.


Encourage outdoor activities

Playing outside exposes the actual distance of objects that promotes healthy vision exercise to your kids.


Regular eye exams

Regular eye exams with an eye doctor are essential for detecting and monitoring any vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.




How to Manage Myopia Progression?

There are several ways to manage its progression and prevent it from worsening. Here are two key strategies to effectively manage myopia progression:


Regular comprehensive eye exam

Pediatric-Ophthalmologist recommends at least 3 months for kids ages 7-12 who have been diagnosed with myopia.


Wearing prescription eyewear with Innovative Lenses

Using an innovative lenses such as HOYA MiYOSMART spectacle lenses, are specifically designed to slow down myopia progression in children. These lenses feature DIMS technology, which incorporates multiple zones of varying power to control the elongation of the eyeball. It will ensure myopia management with your eye health condition.


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