You know about my reticence when it comes to commenting on child myopia.
So many things happening in the young, developing eye. It really is ideal to have a knowledgeable, non-old-timey lens seller (behavioral optometrist) to properly evaluate what’s going on with the child’s eye. Much better than just reading some Internet eye guru spoutings and taking your chances with a Jake type!
That, darlings, the disclaimer. (heartfelt and not just CYA)
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Somethings it’s straight myopia though, and there is a lot of close, close-up in play (kids have short arms, and they do like to look at things rather closely). In those cases it may make sense to consider the ideas in the child myopia section of this blog and at least test your child’s response to some strain reduction and positive stimulus.
Here’s what Craig is finding, based on this premise:
This is the world we live in, fortunately and unfortunately.
You don’t know if your practitioner knows what he or she is talking about. You do want to educate yourself with biology basics, how to troubleshoot, how to assess whether you’re in good hands. This is true from dentistry to psychology, from endocrinology to optometry. Blind faith might turn into a literal irony, otherwise.
Cheers, use all this random musing however it might be meaningful to you.