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Why is myopia management not always embraced by optometrists and parents?

Updated: May 3, 2022

When your child is ill, you want a course of treatment to make them better. It doesn’t matter if they have a broken leg or a runny nose; whatever the problem, as parents, you look for a swift and sure plan to bring them back to full health.

But what if your child has been diagnosed with myopia? It can be hard to accept that myopia is, almost always, a lifelong condition; where corrective glasses or contact lenses may well be a fixture for the rest of your child’s life.

However, just because there is no magic fix, that doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do. From corrective lenses to lifestyle changes, parents have several options that they can deploy in order to slow down the rate of myopic change. We cover these in more depth in other articles on this site. But in this article, we thought we’d look at treatment from the other side, attempting to identify why some myopia management plans don’t deliver the expected outcomes.