Myopia, also called nearsightedness, refers to the inability to see things clearly unless they’re situated close to the eyes. Myopia is an extremely common condition. In fact, it’s one of the most frequently diagnosed eye conditions, particularly in children and young adults.
Myopia is more than just an inconvenience, however. It can also pose a serious threat to a person’s long-term vision. 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 Hartland Eye Care can help!
Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long from the front to the back. This causes light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly onto it. For people with nearsightedness, distant objects will appear blurry while nearby objects will remain clear.
Myopia often develops during childhood, as this is when the eyeballs tend to experience the most growth. Over time, the condition will usually continue to progress through the late teen years, sometimes gradually, other times rapidly. The good news is, myopia can be easily corrected through the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses.
Managing myopia involves a series of treatments which are designed to slow the condition’s rate of progression by inducing changes to the eye structure. This can also help to relieve some of the stress and fatigue that is often experienced by those suffering from myopia.
Hartland Eye Care 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 your child’s unique needs.
Once a treatment strategy is in place, we will continue to monitor and measure progress every 6-12 months to ensure maximum efficacy. Any changes we deem necessary can and will be implemented accordingly.
Contact Hartland Eye Care today and see how myopia management can help your child experience clearer, sharper vision and a better quality of life.