Together, we can slow down your child's nearsighted progression
What is Myopia?
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that occurs when the eye does not properly bend light. The light is unable to focus correctly so images are not clear and distant objects appear blurred.
The likelihood of nearsightnedness in a child when 1 parent is nearsighted is 1:3.
The likelihood of nearsightedness when both parents are nearsighted is 1:2.
When neither parents are nearsighted, the likelihood is 1:4.
A Growing Concern
More than 40% of Americans are myopic, and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-age children. The presence of myopia among children in their practice has increased over the past 5-10 years, and 81% of eye doctors agree that myopia is one of the biggest problems impacting children’s eyesight today
What’s Causing the Rise in Children?
The upward trend in cases can be attributed to several factors, generally the result of a combination of the following:
Genetics, one or both parents are myopic
Insufficient time spent outdoors
Prolonged time spent reading, playing and working with digital devices like phones and tablets
Poor lighting levels
Myopia that is allowed to progress without treatment has been linked to more severe, sight-threatening complications later in life, including:
As the myopia control specialist in our community, we offer only the most effective, research based treatment options in our office:
overnight hard contact lenses
Nearsighted children wishing to avoid glasses or contact lenses
-Athletes, especially those who spend time in the water
-Adults with certain occupations or work environments
-People all ages who have difficulty handling or caring for traditional contact lenses
daily disposable soft contact lenses
Children who are nearsighted and wish to avoid wearing glasses during the day
Children who are already in soft contact lenses
Children with nearsightedness but low amounts of astigmatism
low concentration dilating eye drops
Younger children who may not be able to tolerate soft or hard contact lenses
High risk children as an additional treatment to Ortho-K or MiSight contact lenses.
The "20/20" Rule
taking breaks with prolonged nerwork
People of all ages who do a lot of close work
Young children who are at risk or already nearsighted but wants to hold off on atropine or contacts
After the initial eye exam, our doctors will prescribe the treatment method that best suits your child's needs during the complimentary consultation.
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To learn more about the program and all it entails, first schedule your child for an initial eye exam with our experts and ask how the Myopia Management Program can help change their lives. If you have any immediate questions, you can also contact us via the chat option at the bottom right corner of this page. One of our doctors will get back to you as soon as possible!