What is Myopia?
Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness, where the eyeball elongates and results in blurry distance vision.
More and more individuals are developing myopia every year. Currently more than 40% of Americans are myopic, and that number is increasing at an alarming rate- especially among school aged children. When a child has aggressive myopia their vision changes quickly. If neglected, myopia can lead to high prescriptions and greater vulnerability to sight-threatening diseases in the future. Myopia IS a big deal.
Treating myopia in children during their developmental years is vital to slowing its progression, and contributes to much better outcomes for their overall eye health.
How We Help
At Tri-City Eyes, Dr. Hair and his team can implement myopia management strategies that will significantly slow the progression of myopia. We have invested heavily, in both training and state-of-the-art equipment, to help our patients slow down, or even stop, the progression of myopia.
Whether it’s using orthokeratology (contacts that are worn at night and reshape your cornea while you sleep), specialty contact lenses, eyeglasses, prescription eye drops, or a combination of several of these management techniques, we are ready to help!
As the leading authority of myopia management in our area, Tri-City Eyes is excited to help make lasting changes with a big impact on you and your child’s eye health.