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Suggest treatment for myopia in a child

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Posted on Thu, 2 Feb 2017
Question: My daughter (10 years) is not able to read few words from a distant. Should meet the doctor or can I go to the eye Glass shop center, test her power and get the glasses?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Myopia will be corrected by glasses!

Detailed Answer:
Hi Dear,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for your query!

The problem your child is having is called Myopia.Myopia or Nearsightedness, is the most common refractive error of the eye, and it has become more prevalent in recent years.
A recent study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) shows the prevalence of myopia grew from 25 percent of the U.S. population (ages 12 to 54) in 1971-1972 to a whopping 41.6 percent in 1999-2004.

Though the exact cause of myopia is unknown, But most likely it has something to do with eye fatigue from computer use and other extended near vision tasks, coupled with a genetic predisposition for myopia.

As per your question yes you should take her to glass shop centre where she would be checked for spherical and cylindrical power of lens.After that glasses will be given to her.

As she is child glasses are only option however surgery can also be done when she is over 18 years age to correct her power using laser.

As off now take her to a glass shop get her eyes checked up and give her glasses.
Ask her to avoid over use of screens ,laptop XXXXXXX ,television to prevent further increase in power!

Thanks
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Brief Answer: Myopia will be corrected by glasses! Detailed Answer: Hi Dear, Thanks for choosing health care magic for your query! The problem your child is having is called Myopia.Myopia or Nearsightedness, is the most common refractive error of the eye, and it has become more prevalent in recent years. A recent study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) shows the prevalence of myopia grew from 25 percent of the U.S. population (ages 12 to 54) in 1971-1972 to a whopping 41.6 percent in 1999-2004. Though the exact cause of myopia is unknown, But most likely it has something to do with eye fatigue from computer use and other extended near vision tasks, coupled with a genetic predisposition for myopia. As per your question yes you should take her to glass shop centre where she would be checked for spherical and cylindrical power of lens.After that glasses will be given to her. As she is child glasses are only option however surgery can also be done when she is over 18 years age to correct her power using laser. As off now take her to a glass shop get her eyes checked up and give her glasses. Ask her to avoid over use of screens ,laptop XXXXXXX ,television to prevent further increase in power! Thanks