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Managing Nearsightedness

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!

What is myopia?

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. 

What is myopia management?

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.

Five Parks Vision and Eye Care
Jennie HrdlickaJennie Hrdlicka
22:44 13 Sep 22
I was looking for a place close to me that sold Chemistrie glasses and sunglass clips. The place I bought my glasses from went out of business due to COVID. I found Five Parks Vision as an authorized rep and it was in the neighborhood just west from my home. I worked with Bre who was more than helpful and super friendly! She not only helped me get my sunglass clip replaced but also gave me coupons for contact solution. She also helped me with solutions for what I could do in the interim when I wouldn't have my glasses while they were being fitted with the new clip. I felt she really went above and beyond to help me in my situation and I really appreciated it.
jason mereckijason merecki
00:05 02 Sep 22
My family has been clients of Five Parks Vision for 6+ years and are very pleased. The staff conducted the pre-exam very efficiently and were friendly. Shout out to Ben. The office manager explained the paperwork and charges thoroughly. I work in software and I put extra money into frames and lenses, but my VSP insurance was accepted and offset costs. Dr Gary is very personable. I recommend this for your family vision needs.
Justin BelmontJustin Belmont
15:36 05 Apr 22
I have worn glasses/contacts most of my life and Dr. Partnow is by far the most welcoming, easy to work with, and hilarious optometrist I have ever been to. I've been going to Five Parks Vision now for over 4 years and I've never had any issues. Most of the time I can be in an out in the blink of an eye (lame dad joke).
Albert GerzeAlbert Gerze
20:25 13 Feb 22
I really loved Dr Partnow / Dr Gary ! He was extremely professional and personable. He answered all my questions. As I wasn't seeing well driving at night. Turns out I do need glasses. The staff took great care of me and my wallet. They let me know all my options and explained my insurance as well. Overall just a really good experience. Thanks Dr Gary and Staff ! You rock and my glasses are perfect.
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