Myopia Control for Young Athletes
Young athletes need healthy eyes to achieve their potential in sports and perform well on the field. If your child has myopia, also known as nearsightedness, the condition can pose challenges during sports and also lead to blindness if not treated. At The Eye Doctors in Havertown, PA, we provide comprehensive eye exams to detect myopia and offer prompt treatment that can preserve your child’s vision. Before visiting us, learn more measures you can take to control myopia below:
Regular Eye Exams for Myopia Control
In order to provide the best myopia control for young athletes, our optometrist needs to perform regular eye exams and see how the myopia is progressing. The exams are vital, as they help with early detection and timely treatment. Not only that, but the results lets athletes learn more about their own eye health. We recommending visiting us at least once a year so we can evaluate your eyes and prevent conditions and diseases from progressing.
Eye Protection During Athletics
Optometry helps address eye issues, but also providing advice on how to protect your eyes. If you are an athlete, it is important to use eye protection anytime you are participating in sports. Whether you wear goggles or special contacts, they can prevent any injuries or damage to your eyes that can lead to vision loss.
Sports Help with Myopia Control
Kids who have myopia can highly benefit from being outdoors and maintaining a good physical condition, as being active can reduce the chances of developing the condition. Not only that, but letting your child play outside can also help delay the onset of myopia. It is also important for athletes to eat low-fat foods and plenty of fruits and vegetables to keep their eyes healthy.
Taking Breaks from Screen Time
Spending prolonged hours in front of a screen can increase the progression of myopia. can accelerate myopic progression. Modern youth athletes are surrounded by screens, as they may be watching highlights of their favorite sports, films, or just relaxing with some video games. It's important to take a break from watching a screen every 20 minutes and look at an object that is farther away for 20 seconds to prevent eye strain and preserve your vision.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
At The Eye Doctors in Havertown, PA, we work with young athletes of all levels and provide testing and treatment. After we evaluate your eyes, we can create a personalized treatment plan that will slow down the progression of myopia and help your child see more clearly. To schedule your appointment, call our office at (610) 449-5051 today!