Myopia progression in children is a recent phenomenon. Increase in the number of children with myopia has been seen in the past decade.Increased digitalization has led to kids spending more time on electronic devices than outdoors. The sudden rise in usage of digital devices during the pandemic has only increased the risk factor. Increase in near work and more time on devices without break has been linked to myopia progression.
Orthokeratology, lenses used to halt the progression of myopia, are FDA approved and have medical literature backing its safety for use in children. In this video, Dr. Miglani explain why have you not heard about myopia before and what are different myopia control strategies.