It’s a typical day at the office. You take a quick glance at the next chart before entering the room to meet the patient, a first grader who just failed his school screening with visual acuity of 20/50 OD, OS. It could be one of the many false positives we see from school screenings, particularly this year when ODs haven’t been able to access schools to volunteer due to the pandemic, or you could be about to give this child a first diagnosis of myopia. Defining this as life changing may sound extreme since we’re just talking nearsightedness of about -1.25D, but think about the lifelong implications in terms of quality of life, cost, and ocular health risk. Myopia is quite a big deal. How can you make this patient’s parents understand the implications? Read More