Also known as short-sightedness, myopia occurs when people are unable to see distant objects clearly.
Myopia can affect people of all ages, including children and adolescents. In fact, there is currently a myopia epidemic, and it will affect an estimated 50% of the world’s population by 2050. This is due to an increase in the use of digital devices and the prevalence of indoor lifestyles.
Dr John Musumeci offers a range of myopia treatment options, including solutions for the management of progressive children’s myopia and teenagers’ myopia.
Regular eye tests are essential for children and adolescents of all ages. When you visit our practice, we can assess your child’s vision and eyesight, as well as screening for eye diseases.
Early detection and diagnosis are essential in managing children’s myopia and teenagers’ myopia.
We recommend organising an eye test for your child at 6 months, 3 years, before they start primary school, and every two years after that.
For myopia prevention, it is recommended children are exposed to at least 2 hours of daylight each day. It is also advised they maintain an appropriate distance away from their reading material with frequent breaks during periods of study.
Let us assist you with myopia management.