Daniel Island Eye Care
297 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 101 Daniel Island SC 29492 843-471-2733
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About Myopia Control

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a growing concern around the world. Though this increasingly common eye issue may not seem like a big problem, if left to progress unchecked, myopia can result in serious complications.

What Is Myopia?

Myopia is a refractive condition that causes blurry vision in the distance. Near vision is generally unaffected. For example, someone with myopia may not be able to recognize faces far away, but will have no trouble if a person is standing in front of them.

Myopia is usually caused by a cornea (front surface of the eye) that is too steep or an eye that is too long, resulting in the image being focused in front of the retina instead of on it.

Myopia is typically associated with genetic and environmental components. If a child’s parents are nearsighted, the child is likely to be myopic as well. Individuals who spend a lot of time indoors and/or focusing on up-close tasks may also be at risk for developing myopia.

There are many ways to control risk factors associated with myopia, but there is never a guarantee of total prevention.

  • Spend time outdoors. Studies have shown that children who spend a greater amount of time outdoors have a much lower risk of developing myopia. However, it is important to wear sunglasses to limit UV exposure.
  • Be careful of time spent on near tasks. Avoid reading in low light. Moderate time spent on digital devices, and ensure that you break up long periods of near focus.
  • Talk to your optometrist. Your optometrist can help you to understand which lifestyle changes and risk-management actions will be most effective to reduce myopia risk.

Controlling Myopia

While needing glasses for certain activities might not seem too troublesome, the risks of progressive myopia are much more serious.

If left to progress uncontrolled, myopia can eventually be associated with issues such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and even blindness (see degenerative myopia).

However, with proper measures, myopia’s progression can be slowed down significantly.

Treatments Include:

How myopia is controlled depends greatly on the health and lifestyle of the individual, as well as the stability of their prescription and eye health. Management strategies for myopia depend on the needs of the patient.

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Directions to Our Practice

Our practice is located at the corner of Daniel Island Drive and Seven Farms Drive.

We are next door to Orlando’s Pizza at the Roundabout. We have parking in front and a large parking lot behind our building.

Address

297 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 101
Daniel Island, SC 29492

Contact

Phone: 843-471-2733
[email protected]

Hours

Monday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

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Daniel Island Eye Care is proud to offer an extensive collection of eyewear, including the largest inventory of contact lenses in South Carolina. Come in anytime, and we’ll help you to find your perfect fit.

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