Childhood Myopia

Slowing the Progression of Nearsightedness in Children

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Myopia -- also called nearsightedness -- can interfere with your child’s schoolwork, sports, and daily activities. Left untreated, the inability to see distant objects clearly can worsen with age. Duke pediatric optometrists aim to identify and treat myopia as early as possible. We offer new treatment approaches beyond corrective glasses that show promise at slowing its progression. Controlling the advancement of your child’s myopia can improve their long-term eye health and reduce their risk for more serious eye conditions when they are adults.