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Treehouse Eyes September 2022

It’s likely that you know someone with myopia - a family member, friend, or work colleague. But how much do you really know about this progressive eye disease? Some parents expect that simply receiving a pair of glasses for their child is the only way of dealing with the effects of myopia.


Recognizing The Signs & Symptoms Of Myopia in Children

Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is an eye disease in which the eye elongates, causing light to be focused in front of the retina instead of on the retina’s surface. Essentially, your child’s eye is growing too long.


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Scleral Lenses

There are lots of different type of contact lenses, but many people still haven’t heard about scleral lenses. Scleral contact lenses are large-diameter contacts, made from gas-permeable material and that are usually recommended for patients with certain conditions that mean that regular contact lenses won’t fit them well. They may take some getting used to, but patients who choose them can enjoy crisp, clear vision using lenses that fit them well and feel comfortable.


What Is The Main Cause Of Myopia?

The truth is scientists and doctors are still learning about myopia and the main causes of the disease. What’s known is several factors lead a child to develop myopia, including genetic, environmental, and even socioeconomic status. 


Protect Your Child’s Eyesight By Encouraging Them To Play Outside

You need to encourage your child to spend more time outdoors to protect their eyesight and prevent myopia.


3 Facts about Myopia and What You Can Do For Your Child

Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is an eye disease in which the eye elongates more than it should, causing light to be focused in front of the retina instead of on the retina’s surface. Essentially, your child’s eye is growing too long.


What Does a Comprehensive Eye Exam Include?

A comprehensive eye exam may vary slightly between practices and eye doctors, but there are some common elements that are universal across providers. Here’s what you need to know about what is usually included in a comprehensive eye exam.


3 Facts About Myopia You Should Know

Given the rapid increase in childhood myopia being seen in the U.S., the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their guidance on managing myopia in children. Both organizations now recommend children play outdoors more to delay the onset of myopia and support proactive treatment of myopic children to reduce the progression and eye disease risk associated with higher myopia later in life.


Myopia Control and Prevention: 3 Different Types Of Myopia Control Explained

Before discussing potential “cures” and ways to control for myopia it is important to ensure we define it correctly. A myopic eye is one that grows too long front to back. We know this because we measure it using special equipment that calculates the length of the eye from the front (cornea) to the back (retina).


What Does Myopia Mean?

You’ve probably heard the term myopia before. But what exactly does myopia mean? Is it a disease? How should I cure or treat myopia? If I wear glasses, will it make my myopia even worse? This article covers everything you need to know about what it means to have myopia.