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Myopia Management

  • Practice wall with the text "we think big for little eyes"

    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

  • 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. Because the eye elongates and grows with the rest of the body, […]

    Continue Reading May 6, 2022

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading April 5, 2022

  • Outdoor Play, Even in Winter, Can Help Your Child’s Vision!

    Just because the weather is cold, it doesn’t mean that your kids should be kept indoors all Winter long. In fact, there are many reasons to have them spend time outdoors, not least of which is to protect your child’s vision. Studies show that children who spend time playing outdoors in the sunshine experience less […]

    Continue Reading February 16, 2022

  • 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. The Classic Definition of Myopia […]

    Continue Reading February 7, 2022