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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.


Does Dry Eye Worsen in the Winter?

People who suffer from dry eye syndrome and dry eyes are different. Dry eyes do not worsen during the summer season only. Some people experience worse symptoms during the cold seasons than in the warmer ones. So if you experience dry eyes, you need to learn more about the condition and why your symptoms worsen during certain seasons, as well as how to relieve your discomfort. 


The Four Best Ways to Treat and Manage Myopia

If you or your children have myopia and it is getting worse each year, this article is for you. We will be discussing the four best ways to treat your myopia so it no longer gets worse. Everything we discuss is based on solid science and research, double-masked clinical trials, and recommendations based on mountains of peer-reviewed data.


Can Children Wear Ortho-k Contact Lenses?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), myopia is one of the five leading causes of visual impairments and blindness. However, there are a few options that can help slow down its progression. One of them is orthokeratology or ortho-k.


Can Myopia Be Prevented?

Parents who are nearsighted often wonder what can be done to prevent their children from developing the same or similar conditions. While scientists haven’t yet found a way to guarantee that your child won’t develop myopia (often referred to as nearsightedness), there are things you can do to delay its onset and even prevent its progression.


Childhood Myopia: What It Is and What You Can Do To Help Your Child

Dozens of parents bring their children into our practices every day for eye exams and other services, and many ask us questions about myopia. While instances and awareness of myopia are on the rise, to help spread myopia awareness we've written out the basics on childhood myopia, why it matters, and what you as a parent can do to help preserve your child’s eye health in the long run.