As a pediatric eye doctor, one of the most common conditions is myopia or nearsightedness. This condition typically develops in childhood and often persists into adulthood, making it essential to get regular pediatric eye exams to monitor your child's vision.

At Krisel Eye Care in Davie, FL, we use several specialized tools and techniques to help diagnose and treat myopia. These may include visual acuity tests, retinoscopy exams, ophthalmoscopy exams, and refraction tests.


What Is Myopia?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error of the eye where close-range vision is clear, but distant objects appear blurry. It usually develops in childhood and can persist into adulthood, making regular pediatric eye exams essential to monitor your child's vision. Treatment may involve corrective lenses, glasses, or contact lenses.

What Is a Visual Acuity Test?

A visual acuity test is a diagnostic test to measure the clarity of near and distant vision. An optometrist will use this test to detect refractive errors, such as myopia or hyperopia. The test involves reading letters on an eye chart from a certain distance, and the results indicate how far away one can see clearly with each eye. Depending on the results, corrective lenses may be prescribed to improve vision. The most common type of visual acuity test is Snellen's eye chart, which uses characters of different sizes in rows that gradually get smaller as you move down the chart. A person with normal vision should be down at least five lines on the chart.

What Are Corrective Lenses?

Corrective lenses are eyeglasses or contact lenses that help correct refractive errors in the eye and improve vision. These lenses refocus light as it enters the eye so that images can be seen more clearly. For myopia, they help magnify distant objects, giving clear vision at distances further away. Different types of corrective lenses are available depending on a person's needs and preferences, such as single-vision glasses, bifocals, trifocals, progressive glasses, and photochromic lenses. Contact lenses come in soft and hard varieties, which offer breathability for comfort and long-term wear. In addition to correcting myopia, corrective lenses can also be used for refractive errors like hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist

Suppose your child has been diagnosed with myopia, or you are concerned about your child's myopia treatment. In that case, talking to a pediatric eye doctor at Krisel Eye Care in Davie, FL about the best treatment options for their unique situation is essential. So don't hesitate – to contact us today at (954) 961-1509 to schedule a pediatric eye exam at our office!

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