Myopia Epidemic

Myopia, or nearsightedness, affects 40% of children in the U.S.

Myopia increases the risk of serious, sight-threatening complications such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment.

Did you know that conventional glasses and contact lenses do not slow the progression of myopia? There are things you can do to protect your child’s vision.

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contact lenses that correct or control myopia while you sleep

Want to know if you or your child would be a good candidate for CRT? 

Give us a call. We'll schedule you with our contact specialist to evaluate the best way for you to manage myopia. 


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   Myopia, or nearsightedness, occurs when the focusing power of the eye is too great. This results in light focusing in front of the retina, causing distant objects to appear blurry. The onset of myopia at an early age brings with it the likelihood of life-long eye care, which can affect visual performance in the classroom. Later in life, if not treated properly, high levels of myopia doubles the risk of serious ocular health problems such as retinal detachment, cataract, and glaucoma, which can lead to vision loss and blindness.  


   The causes of myopia are both genetic and environmental. It is estimated that 50% of the world will be myopic by the year 2050 based on current trends.