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Myopia Management

  • Does My Child Have Myopia? Myopia Symptoms and How To Treat

    Treehouse Eyes is a specialty pediatric eye care practice treating myopic children with a nationwide network of doctors. Recently, doctors in our Treehouse Eyes community had the chance to spread the word about myopia with local media coverage. Our doctors are passionate about spreading awareness about the myopia epidemic and how early intervention can mean […]

    Continue Reading December 1, 2022

  • Myopia (nearsightedness): A Pervasive Disease

    Myopia is a disease that currently impacts 30% of the world’s population and by 2050, almost 50% of the population will be myopic, that’s an unnerving 5 billion people. There is some debate about whether myopia is a disease or a refractive error. The answer is uncovered by how myopia is defined and measured. What […]

    Continue Reading October 28, 2022

  • Myopia (Nearsightedness) Treatment

    Dr. Jaqueline Ladd, a Treehouse Eyes provider from Tomasino Goerrs Vision Source was featured in an interview with KTVI-TV on the STLMoms segment in St. Louis to discuss Treehouse Eyes and myopia management. Myopia is an epidemic and global phenomenon and current estimates state half the world’s population will be myopic by 2050.  What […]

    Continue Reading October 28, 2022

  • October is Halloween Eye Safety Month

    Halloween is approaching quickly and it’s time to create those photo-worthy costumes – but we want to ensure an eye infection isn’t a part of the ensemble. October is Halloween Eye Safety Month and below we have some helpful tips on how to make sure your child’s Halloween costume doesn’t leave complications for your kids […]

    Continue Reading September 30, 2022

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    Back to School

    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. In truth, there’s […]

    Continue Reading September 21, 2022

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    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. Because the eye elongates and grows with the rest of the body, naturally, it stops elongating […]

    Continue Reading August 1, 2022

  • 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. Genetics Genetics do play a role in whether or not a child will develop myopia. If a child has […]

    Continue Reading July 22, 2022

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

    Kids are spending increasing amounts of time on screens and less time outside playing. This is especially true with the pandemic upheaving our lives and forcing us to stay home for virtual learning or work from home. The consequences of screen time are not just limited to heightened obesity rates. Studies have shown that having […]

    Continue Reading June 10, 2022

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    Myopia Awareness Week Starts Now!

    This week is #MyopiaAwarenessWeek! 🤓 The awareness event was created by The Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) to bring attention to the increasing number of myopia cases in children. Myopia Awareness week is intended to draw attention to the importance of building awareness and education around myopia as a disease and how we are able […]

    Continue Reading May 23, 2022