Studies now show there is more to worry about with myopic eyes than the inconvenience of ever-thickening lenses. Scientific evidence has proven that myopic patients are more vulnerable to a range of sight-threatening diseases and complications.
Childhood myopia rates are increasing, with 1 in 3 children now affected. Myopia often leads to struggles in school and activities for your child due to
poor vision, as well as increased eye disease risks.
Researchers now know there is more to worry about with myopic eyes than the inconvenience of ever-thickening lenses.
Myopic patients are more vulnerable to a range of sight-threatening diseases and complications.
Myopia is the sixth leading cause of blindness.
More than 50 percent of retinal detachments not related to trauma are associated with myopia.
Other myopia risks include glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Patients with mild myopia have a four-fold increase in the risk of retinal detachment.
For those with moderate to severe myopia, the risk increases 10 times.
Schedule an appointment today and one of our doctors will evaluate your child’s vision
and makes a customized treatment plan to slow or even stop myopia from progressing.
The dangers of myopia, in conjunction with the normal challenges of subpar vision, mean it is important for parents of myopic children to manage the condition as part of their child’s eye health. The goal of myopia management is to slow or even stop the progression of myopia and reduce its impact on your child’s life. The younger myopia management begins, the more effective the treatment.
We are excited at Look! Optometry of Manhattan Beach, CA to announce the launch of our children’s myopia management service in partnership with Treehouse Eyes®, the country’s leading myopia management service. The revolutionary system, designed to treat your child’s myopia and significantly reduce the threat of more serious eye diseases, is one of the most important innovations since glasses were first prescribed hundreds of years ago!
Watch and read stories from parents and children just like yours who share their experience with Myopia treatment.