Why Does My Child's Nearsightedness Need to Be Managed?
Myopia significantly increases the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. The higher your child’s myopia, the greater the risk.
Although eyeglasses and standard contact lenses can correct a person’s vision, they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression. This is where myopia management comes in.
If you’re concerned about your child’s long-term eye health and vision, contact The Myopia Management Center At Family Eye Care & Vision Therapy today. We can help.
What is Myopia Management?
Myopia management is an area of eye care that uses various tools and treatments to prevent or slow your child's myopia progression. Depending upon your child's specific needs, our doctors will be able to prescribe management options that can help your child maintain better vision for longer.
We specialize in myopia treatment to slow progression of nearsightedness using any of the following methods:
What is Myopia?
Myopia develops when the eye grows too long from front to back, which causes light to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it. For those with nearsightedness, distant objects appear blurred while nearby objects remain clear.
This condition develops during childhood, when the eyeballs are experiencing rapid growth, and tends to progress gradually or rapidly into the late teen years. Myopia can be easily corrected using corrective glasses or contact lenses.
Childhood myopia is typically diagnosed between the ages of 5 and 7 and worsens during the eye’s rapid growth years. The prescription tends to plateau at around age 12.
What Parents Are Saying About Myopia Management
Myopia increases the risk of serious eye diseases
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Myopia Management?
If you are concerned about your child’s myopia, call Family Eye Care & Vision Therapy today. Our team of eye care professionals will help you understand more about your child's nearsightedness and will determine whether your child is a candidate for myopia management.
Take our myopia assessment online to find out whether your child could benefit from this life-changing treatment.