Myopia Management at Mountain View Eye
Why Does My Child’s Prescription Seems To Get Worse All The Time?
If your child’s prescription for nearsightedness is continually getting worse, it’s more than an inconvenience. Myopia can be aggressive. Incidence rates of myopia have experienced a drastic rise, and aggressive or progressive myopia is rapidly increasing as well. This is a much larger problem than just needing stronger and stronger corrective lenses, glasses or contacts. Myopia puts your child at risk for a wide range of serious and potentially devastating eye conditions later in life. These risks include Cataracts, Myopic Macular Degeneration, Retinal detachment and Glaucoma. The more advanced the progression, the greater the risks associated with the Myopia.
Mountain View Eye specializes in providing Central Pennsylvania with effective and individualized treatment to control the progression of myopia. By preventing the progression of myopia, we reduce these long-term risks to ensure that your child enjoys seeing the world clearly throughout their life’s major milestones.
When Should My Child Start Myopia Control?
The more advanced the myopia is, the greater the risks. Current research and myopia control experts recommend starting Myopia Control as soon as myopia is detected. Many children start treatment as early as 8 years of age. It’s important to halt the myopia before your child’s vision deteriorates any further. This is the only way to minimize the risks. It also has the significant benefit of keeping your child from needing stronger and stronger lenses over time.
Which Treatments Are Available For Myopia?
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