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MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

Enhancing Your Vision

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What Myopia?

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a common refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurry. Myopia symptoms include difficulty seeing objects that are far away, eyestrain, headaches, and frequent squinting. Left untreated, moderate to high myopia can significantly increase a person's risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life. As the level of myopia increases, so does the risk of eye disease.

 

What causes Myopia?

There are several factors that can contribute to the development of myopia. Genetics play a role, as myopia tends to run in families. Spending a lot of time reading or looking at screens and doing other forms of near work can also contribute to the development of myopia.


Myopia treatment at Aspects Eye Care

At Aspects Eyecare, we offer myopia management (also called myopia control) treatments to slow the rate of myopia progression or even halt its progression altogether.

The goal of myopia management is to slow down its progression because myopia increases the risk of eventually developing eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration. The higher the progression of myopia, the greater the risk.

 

For children, the earlier your child begins myopia management, even for mild myopia, the greater the benefits. Schedule an examination to learn what your child qualifies for and the best contacts available.

Treatments include soft one-day contact lenses that are worn daily as well as FDA approved hard lenses that are worn over night. This gives the best uncorrected vision throughout the day.

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