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What is Myopia Among Children and Young Adults?
Nearsightedness is often first detected during childhood and is commonly diagnosed between the early school years to teenage years. A child with nearsightedness may:
- Persistently squint
- Need to sit closer to the television, movie screen, or the front of the classroom
- Seem to be unaware of distant objects
- Blink excessively
- Rub their eyes frequently***
According to Prevent Blindness and the National Optometric Association****, as a child grows, untreated eye disease or condition becomes more difficult to correct. Talk to your doctor about your child’s vision and discuss possible options.