Find out what to do if your child is nearsighted.
'Short-sightedness' or 'nearsightedness' are the common terms for myopia – an eye condition that typically starts in childhood and usually requires glasses or contact lenses to see clearly. For example, the detail on a whiteboard in a classroom or the text on a T.V.
What causes nearsightedness?
There are two main factors which can mean your child is more at risk of developing myopia – family history and lifestyle. However, there are still other factors that are not known or fully understood.
What does my child see when nearsighted?
When nearsighted, your child sees objects at a distance as blurry and not clear, making it difficult to see clearly objects that are not immediately in front of them. See how nearsightedness changes over time.
FPO - visual from myopia simulator