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Myopia Causes: Is Your Child At Risk?

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Parents — especially those who are short sighted and wore glasses throughout childhood — are often concerned about the causes of myopia and whether their children are doomed to being shortsighted as well.

If this sounds like you, try not to worry too much.

Myopia is a common refractive error. It’s easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses (and LASIK or other vision surgery, once your child becomes a young adult), and it’s not strictly hereditary.

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Original Article Source Credits:   All About Vision , https://www.allaboutvision.com/

Article Written By:  Gary Heiting, OD

Original Article Posted on:  NA

Link to Original Article:  https://www.allaboutvision.com/en-au/parents/myopia-causes/

Written by Shonah Finlay

Dr. Finlay grew up by the gold mines in South Africa and knew from a young age she wanted to follow a medically related career. She applied to and was accepted to study optometry at the former Rand Afrikaans University in South Africa. During her last year of studies, Dr. Finlay worked on the Train of Hope: South Africa’s Phelophepa. This custom-built train (now 2) travels throughout rural South Africa to deliver top-quality primary healthcare to disadvantaged communities. It was a wonderful experience to bring sight to so many people that otherwise do without. Those memories always remind her of why she loves practicing optometry.
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