More than just vision correction
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common eye condition in which objects up close appear clear, but distant objects appear blurry. This is caused by the eye's shape, where the eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved, causing light to focus incorrectly on the retina. The most common treatment for myopia is corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses, which help to refocus light correctly on the retina. In some cases, refractive surgery such as LASIK can also be used to reshape the cornea and correct myopia. Additionally, orthokeratology or corneal reshaping is a non-surgical alternative to change the shape of the cornea.
Myopia significantly increases the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. The higher your child's myopia the greater the risk.
Although eyeglasses and standard contact lenses can correct a person's vision, they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression. This is where myopia management comes in.
If you are concerned about your child's long-term eye health and vision. Healey Vision can prescribe a Myopia Management Program customized to your child's vision needs.