Slow Down Myopia
Myopia (nearsightedness) is on the rise worldwide. As one of the most common vision impairments, many health experts are concerned that half the world will have myopia by 2050. Statistics like that can be surprising, but the good news is that myopia is correctable.
When it comes to myopia control, beginning early leads to the best outcomes, which is why management starts at a young age. Myopia can’t be reversed, but you can protect your child’s visual development. You can learn more about managing your child’s eye care by booking an appointment for an eye exam.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia describes vision that looks clear up close, but blurry in the distance. Nearsightedness is a refractive error caused by a longer than normal eye or a steep cornea shape. Although health experts can’t confirm why myopia occurs, it’s a growing concern in children.
Myopia exists on a scale from low to high myopia. Patients with low myopia might barely notice vision loss, with minimal use of corrective solutions. Someone with high myopia will need corrective options for everyday activities, like taking notes in a classroom or aiming a curveball.
Myopia is more than slightly blurry vision. If ignored, the condition can worsen. The progression of myopia can lead to significant eye health issues, including retinal detachment, degenerative myopia (blindness), or glaucoma.
Treatment options include:
- Corrective eyewear
- Refractive surgery (laser eye surgery)
- Vision therapy
Don’t let myopia stop your child from enjoying everyday activities. There’s a solution that’s right for your child. Consult with your eye doctor to find the most effective and comfortable treatment options.
Make A Plan for Myopia Control on Daniel Island
We can help you take the headache out of myopia control. Book an appointment at Daniel Island Eye Care. We’re happy to discuss solutions that work with your child’s lifestyle.
Located between Charleston and Mount Pleasant, SC, you can find us at the corner of Daniel Island Drive and Seven Farms Drive, next to Orlando’s Pizza. We have parking in front and a large lot behind our building.
- 297 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 101
- Daniel Island, SC 29492
- Phone: 843-471-2733
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 AM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed