This Myopia Moment provides a brief overview of three lifestyle factors to include in conversations with children and their parents about myopia management. Please refer to the source references for more details.
HOURS MAXIMUM OF SCREEN TIME
Encourage patients to follow the 20-20-20 rule: for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, take a break by looking at least 20 feet (or 6 meters) away for 20 seconds.
Children at Risk of Myopia
When to wear it
Shown to improve confidence and ability to participate in activities.
Typically more availability for astigmats.
No wearing time during waking hours.
Optical correction is still needed.
* Excluding children frequently engaged in water sports.