Myopia, also called nearsightedness, refers to the inability to see things clearly unless they’re situated close to the eyes. Myopia is a very common condition. In fact, it’s one of the most frequently diagnosed eye conditions, particularly among children and young adults.
Myopia is more than just an inconvenience, however. If not properly addressed, myopia can eventually lead to ocular diseases later in life, including retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. Thankfully, the myopia management services at Image Eyecare Optometry can help!
Myopia develops 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 be clear.
Myopia typically develops during childhood, as this is the time 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 designed to slow the condition’s rate of progression by inducing changes to the structure of the eye. This can also help to alleviate the stress and fatigue that is often experienced by myopia sufferers.
Image Eyecare Optometry currently offers 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 you or your child’s unique needs.
Once a plan is in place, we will continue to monitor and measure progress every 6-12 months to ensure maximum ongoing efficacy. Any changes to the initial protocol that we deem necessary will be implemented accordingly.
Contact Image Eyecare Optometry today and see how myopia management can help you or your child experience clearer, sharper vision and a better quality of life.