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How does low myopia affect children?

Low myopia affects about 20 percent of older children and teenagers. Untreated low myopia can affect children's performance in school. Difficulty seeing the chalkboard and reading text from a distance increase the risk of your child performing poorly in school. Although infants are often born with low myopia, the refractive error often resolves as the infants grows. Children have a higher risk for low myopia if one or both parents have myopia. Left untreated, low myopia symptoms can affect children emotionally and mentally, making it difficult for them to participate in some activities such as learning to drive.

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