American Academy of Optometry

American Academy of Optometry

October 21, 2020
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VIDEO: Early childhood myopia leads to high myopia in later adulthood

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Follow-up data revealed that children who received their first myopic spectacle prescription before age 10 years had a greater than 80% chance of becoming highly myopic by their early- to mid 30s.

In this video, Noel Brennan, MScOptom, PhD, FAAO, speaks at the virtual American Academy of Optometry virtual meeting, noting that this data provides a strong basis for the recommendation of treating all children with myopia early rather than following for progression.