What Causes Myopia?
Myopia typically develops from abnormally shaped eyes, where the eyeball is too long, or the cornea has too steep of a curvature. When myopia develops, entering light focuses in front of the retina instead of on the retina.
Myopia may have other contributing factors, such as:
Common Myopia Signs in Children
Children may not even know they have a visual problem, so don’t wait for them to speak to you about any concerns.
- Frequent squinting
- Holding books close to their face when reading
- Difficulty focusing in school
- Sitting close to digital screens (television, computers)
- Frequent headaches