Today’s life is incredibly straining for the eyes for our young ones. The prevalence of technology, environmental factors, genetics and unexpected events can affect children’s vision. Therefore, our pediatric eye doctor recommends that your children have their first ophthalmologist check up around the age of 3. In the case of eyesight and eye health, early detection is crucial! In our last article 5 common eye and vision problems experienced by children we went through the common eye problems that children experience. Refractive error is an important one.
WHO estimates that 153 million people worldwide live with visual impairment due to uncorrected refractive errors, without including uncorrected presbyopia “which is likely to be quite significant, according to some early evidence”.
But, what is a refractive error? There are many specific types of refractive errors that differ in their symptoms and treatments. So, we will breakdown the 4 most common types of refractive errors for you! But, first, let us explain what the umbrella term, refractive error, means.
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