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Myopia does not have to be in control of your vision. Discover what eye care can do for you and book an appointment with our team today!
Do you or your child struggle with seeing in movie theaters, reading road signs, or catching everything in presentations? If so, you may have myopia. But don’t be alarmed, you aren’t alone! Nearly 40% of the US population currently has some degree of myopia, but by 2050, researchers expect that half of the entire world will have this refractive error.
So if myopia is on the rise, what can you do? Unfortunately, there are no proven cures for myopia, but there are many different strategies our team can use to help slow its progression, allowing you to enjoy clearer vision for longer.
If you’re interested in taking control of your myopia symptoms, please contact us today to book an appointment!
Myopia is another name for nearsightedness, a refractive error that negatively affects the quality of your vision for seeing far distances. It develops slowly, and is often caused by genetics. However, some research indicates that spending too much time focusing on close-up objects can increase your risk of developing this error.
Myopia occurs when the eye elongates over time. This longer shape prevents light from reaching the retina, causing your vision to become blurry when looking at far away objects. As you age, your eyes can elongate further, worsening your vision over time.
Depending the severity of your myopia, it can lead to other issues, including:
If you have been living with myopia for a long time with no correction, your eyes may run the risk of developing these complications which can possibly permanently damage your vision.
What makes myopia a focus for many practices is its ability to develop in children as young as 3 years old. When this happens, it can affect their ability to pay attention at school, play sports with their friends, or see comfortably.
Your child may have myopia if they start to exhibit symptoms and behavior like:
To ensure your child is achieving the best vision they possibly can, please have them attend regular eye exams as they are growing up.
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