If my child doesn’t mind wearing glasses or contact lenses, why is myopia control important?

While myopia control can increase quality of life by decreasing future dependency on spectacle or contact lens correction, it is also important to understand the health benefits. Research has shown that the risk of developing serious ocular health complications including myopic maculopathy, retinal detachment, cataracts, and glaucoma increases as the length of the eye (and the amount of myopia) increases. Preventing the eye from lengthening can decrease the risk of these sight-threatening conditions arising later in life.