Parents and children sometimes dread a visit to the optometrist, simply because they don’t want to hear that their child’s vision has gotten worse and that they need new glasses.
This can cause a lot of stress and unnecessary pressure on the child to perform well during their eye test.
It really doesn’t have to be this way.
With advancements in technology and research, we have a variety of treatment plans to manage a child’s myopia (short-sightedness). One of them being atropine eye drops.
The purpose of these eye drops is to slow down any changes in the child’s prescription! It can actually slow down any changes by 50%!
This will alleviate any stress caused by fear of the child’s eye sight getting worse and the need to get new glasses at every visit to the optometrist!
Not only that, by slowing down any progression in the child’s prescription, we are also reducing the child’s risk of developing eye diseases associated with high myopia later on in life.
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