What is Myopia?

What is Myopia? In the simplest terms, Myopia is when the eye is longer than normal and continues to grow. A symptom of Myopia is blurry vision at distance.

  • The eye is longer than normal and continues to grow.
  • A symptom of this is blurry vision at distance.
  • Ages 8-12 progress at the fastest rate
  • The length of the eye should be measured and monitored by your optometrist.

Now, “myopia” is becoming a popular term and hot topic with parents. This is because we are
seeing the amount of nearsightedness increase in our worldwide population at epic proportions! It is believed that half of the WORLD’S population will be myopic by 2050. The reason for this drastic increase is thought to be two-fold: environmental factors and genetics.

The increase in screen time and near work (phones, schoolwork, zoom calls, video games,
etc.) and less time spent outside is causing a rapid rise in prescriptions. In addition, if a child
has one parent that is myopic, the child is 25% more likely to be myopic and if both
parents are myopic, the likelihood is 50%.

To see if you would be a good candidate for myopia management, call or contact us to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION.


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