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Did you know that myopia is a growing health crisis? The American Optometric Association defines myopia as a vision problem that causes clear near vision and blurred distance vision in individuals across many communities around the world. Research shows that about 30% of the U.S. population has nearsightedness. The exact cause is still unknown, but there is significant evidence that it is passed on through the genes. Understanding myopia can help you get the solutions that you need and even prevent the condition from worsening.
Dry eye syndrome, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a condition where the eyes do not produce enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. This lack of adequate lubrication can lead to discomfort, impaired vision, and, in severe cases, damage to the surface of the eyes.
Parents should ensure their children are healthy and have a good quality of life. Part of doing so is through routine pediatric care. Vision problems are among the most common health disorders in children. Early detection and prompt treatment of eye problems affecting them are crucial.