Globally there has been increase in the number of children aged between 8-14 years developing myopia. The increase in minus power is seen sometimes within a year or also in a span of few months. Genetics is said to be a major risk factor for myopia. So it can be scary for parents who themselves don’t wear prescription glasses or who have milder prescription to see the kid’s minus power increasing every year. But this is a global phenomenon, children all over the world are becoming more near sighted or myopic. The increase in myopia could be because of genetics but there are many other factors that can also lead to myopia such as increase time on electronic devices, bad posture, close proximity of the digital screen or near work, bad illumination and less outdoor activities.
In this video, Dr. Miglani explain why is kid’s vision getting worse.