Nearsightedness (myopia) symptoms are usually easy to recognize. Find out more about the different ways nearsightedness can affect your vision and lifestyle.
Use this cheat sheet to help monitor your child's screen time.
Kids love screens, but they also love challenges. Getting them to break free of their digital screens for one day can give their eyes and brain a nice break.
Dr. Gary Heiting details the warning signs that might indicate a preschool vision problem and when to schedule your child's first eye exam.
A 2021 study noted a likely link between increased screen time and myopia in children due to changing habits during the coronavirus pandemic.
More About Myopia Symptoms
If a child has recurrent headaches, schedule a visit with the eye doctor. Nearsightedness can be an overlooked reason for frequent headaches in children.
If your child is having trouble focusing, symptoms caused by vision issues are sometimes similar to those caused by ADHD.
If a child has trouble focusing, it may not be a symptom of ADHD. When kids have vision issues, they may struggle to focus their eyes and their minds.
Find out how much screen time your child should be limited to.
Too much screen time can negatively affect your child’s vision and cognitive development. Babies shouldn’t be given any screen time, while older children can view up to an hour a day.
According to experts, too much screen may be harmful for your child’s vision and eye health, as well as general development.
To monitor your child for myopia, schedule an eye exam and watch for signs such as holding things close or squinting at distance.
Sometimes it can seem like your vision is blurry at night, but normal during the day. Find out what can cause this and other night vision problems.
Studies investigating what causes myopia progression in children cite a child’s genetics, underlying medical conditions, outdoor time, near-work time and correction type.
Even though eye strain can cause headaches and discomfort, researchers have not found that eye strain itself causes myopia.
It is normal for young people with myopia, especially high myopia, to have eye floaters. However, an increase in floaters may indicate a more serious issue.
Frequent squinting in children and teens may be a sign of a vision problem. Learn what can cause squinting and options for correction.
Ways poor vision affects your child's academic performance.
Having sharp vision is important in both sports and school.