Children are exposed to screens and technology at an incredibly young age. This has introduced strain on the eyes at a time when they are at a crucial stage of development. Because of this “new world,” our pediatric eye doctor recommends that your children have their first ophthalmologist check-up around the age of 3.
One of the conditions doctors are looking to identify is a refractive error. The WHO estimates that 153 million people worldwide live with visual impairment due to uncorrected refractive errors.
What is a refractive error? There are many specific types of refractive errors that differ in their symptoms and treatments.
This article will break down refractive errors, prevention, symptoms, warning signs, and treatment options available for your child.
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