What Happens If I Do Nothing?
Myopia was once considered a simple refractive error with few, if any, long-term eye health consequences, but it is now recognized as one of the most significant causes of blindness worldwide. Unfortunately, eye care professionals and parents of myopic children often take a wait-and-see approach to myopia management. Myopia increases the risk of serious, sight-threatening complications. Often it is difficult to explain the co-morbidities and lifelong risks associated with myopia to a parent, especially those parents who are emmetropic.