Myopia, also called nearsightedness, refers to the inability to see things clearly unless they are situated close to the eyes. Myopia is a very common condition. It remains one of the most frequently diagnosed eye conditions, particularly among children and young adults.
Myopia is more than just an inconvenience. It can also pose a serious threat to a person’s long-term vision. If not properly addressed, myopia can lead to other ocular conditions later in life, including retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. Thankfully, the myopia management services at Five Parks Vision and Eye Care can help!
Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long from front to back. This causes light to focus in front of the retina rather than directly onto it. For individuals with nearsightedness, distant objects will appear blurry while nearby objects will remain clear.
Myopia typically develops during childhood, as this is when the eyeballs tend to experience the most growth. As time goes by, the condition will usually continue to progress through the late teen years, sometimes gradually, other times rapidly. Fortunately, myopia can be corrected through the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses.
Managing myopia involves a series of treatments that are designed to slow the condition’s rate of progression by inducing changes to the eye’s structure. This can also help to alleviate the stress and fatigue that is often experienced by those challenged by myopia and also helps to reduce the risk of retinal detachment by slowing down the power increase to avoid 6 diopters or more which increases retinal detachment risk by 10 times.
Five Parks Vision and Eye Care currently offer customized treatment strategies for patients who have been diagnosed with myopia. Our experienced doctors will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that is designed to address your unique needs.
Once a plan is in place, we will consistently monitor and measure progress every 3, 6, and 12 months to ensure maximum efficacy. Any changes we deem necessary can and will be implemented accordingly.
Contact Five Parks Vision and Eye Care today and see how myopia management can help your child experience clearer, sharper vision and a better quality of life.