Myopia Control

What is myopia?

  • Myopia is commonly known as “nearsightedness” and causes distant objects to appear blurry.
  • This happens when the eye grows too long (front to back), so light does not focus accurately on the retina.

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Myopia tends to increase during school years as the eye continues to grow. This results in the need for stronger eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions.

Myopia can affect a child’s self‐image and it may impact a child’s ability to participate in sports.

Having myopic parents puts a child at greater risk for developing myopia during the school years.