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Myopia (often referred to as being "near-sighted" or short-sighted") is a progressive eye disorder which causes blurriness in long-distance vision. A myopic person can generally see clearly up close, but words and objects look fuzzy in the distance.
What is Myopia?
In children, the eyes are meant to grow steadily until the teenage years, then stabilize. Myopia occurs when the eyeball grows too long, leading to rapid and continued deterioration of  vision up until early adulthood.  This eye disorder increases eye health risks across a person's lifetime.
What is Myopia Control?
Myopia control treatments are designed to slow down the progression, or worsening, of childhood myopia. These include special types of spectacle lenses (glasses), soft contact lenses, ortho-k contact lenses and atropine eye drops.
Myopia Control Spectacles or Contact Lenses?
Depending on your child's age or lifestyle, there are a variety of treatments you can consider. Some younger children may struggle with the handling of contact lenses and prefer to wear spectacles to control the progression of myopia, whereas a child/teen involved in sports or extracurricular activities may prefer the freedom of contact lenses. 
Spectacles may be the best option if your child also requires correction for Astigmatism (this is when the front surface of the eye or the lens inside the eye is curved differently in one direction than the other, causing blurry vision). 

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