Myopia is a common eye condition typically caused by abnormally shaped eyes. When the eyeball is too long, or the cornea’s curvature is too steep, entering light cannot properly focus. Instead of light focusing on the retina, it focuses in front of the retina.
Other factors may influence myopia development, including:
If your child is experiencing myopia symptoms, they may not be aware. Children may not even know they have a visual problem if they’re used to them. Keeping an eye out for common myopia symptoms can help you determine when you need a trip to the eye doctor:
- Sitting close to digital screens (television, computers)
- Frequent headaches
- Frequent squinting
- Holding books close to their face when reading
- Difficulty focusing in school