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Myopia Control
for Kids' Eye Health

Myopia is becoming increasingly common among children and is a major cause of vision problems. As parents, ensuring your children's eye health is essential. Myopia control is vital in safeguarding their future vision and lowering the risk of eye diseases that may arise due to higher levels of myopia.

What is Myopia and How Does it Affect Vision?

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a vision condition where distant objects appear blurry while close objects can be seen clearly. It’s a prevalent global issue, especially among children, and slowing its progression is vital for their future eye health. Progressive myopia can increase the risk of severe eye conditions like retinal detachment, cataracts, glaucoma and myopic macular degeneration in adulthood.

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How to Tell If Your Child Has Myopia

Recognising if your child is nearsighted involves observing certain signs that may indicate myopia.

  • Frequent squinting, especially when looking at distant objects like the TV or chalkboard
  • Holding books, screens, or objects close to their eyes
  • Consistently rubbing their eyes
  • Struggling to see objects clearly in the distance
  • Complaining of headaches, eye strain, or fatigue
  • Showing a reluctance to participate in outdoor sports or activities

If you notice any of these signs, schedule an eye exam at our myopia clinic in Maroochydore. Early detection and intervention can help manage your child’s myopia and ensure their visual well-being.

Nurturing Young Vision: Eye Tests for Children

At Fresh Vision Optometrists, we’re more than a myopia clinic — we’re a dedicated partner in your child’s eye health journey. Our myopia management approach is built on listening to your concerns and tailoring treatments to meet your child’s specific needs.

MiyoSmart Spectacle Lenses: Utilising Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S.) Technology, these multifocal spectacles are designed to slow myopia progression.
Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses: We offer Cooper Vision MiSight and NaturalVue contact lenses, providing effective myopia management with convenience.
Orthokeratology Contact Lenses: Our Ortho-K lenses gently reshape the cornea overnight, controlling myopia while providing lens-free daytime freedom.
Low-Dose Atropine Eye Drops: This non-invasive option aids in slowing myopia progression.

Our optometrists will determine the best myopia control option for your child’s needs. Together, let’s empower your child’s future by effectively managing myopia. Contact Fresh Vision Optometrists in Maroochydore to take a step toward optimal care for your child.