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"Once Considered a Simple Vision Issue, Myopia (nearsightedness) is Now Considered a Major Children's Health Issue."

Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition diagnosed during a basic eye exam. For those who are nearsighted, objects that are farther away appear blurry. Myopia is caused by genetics, as well as other environmental factors. 

Genetics is the primary cause of myopia, or nearsightedness; children inherit the tendency to develop the eye condition from their parents. Also, how a person uses their eyes — such as frequently performing detailed or up-close work, or regularly using computers, tablets and cellphones.

 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

HEADACHES

Caused by excessive eyestrain

DIFFICULTY DRIVING

Especially with night driving

FEELING FATIGUED

When driving or playing sports

BLURRY VISION

When looking at distance objects

SQUINTING

Or partially closing the eyelids to see clearly

The Consequences of

Untreated Myopia

When left undiagnosed and untreated, myopia (nearsightedness) can lead to a host of complications, such as reduced ability to learn, and later in life:

 

  • Cataracts tend to develop sooner in nearsighted eyes.

  • Nearsighted people are 2 to 3 times more likely to get glaucoma.

  • Myopia increases the risk of retinal detachment. 

MYOPIA IS GROWING AT AN ALARMING RATE?

66%

INCREASE IN MYOPIA CASES IN THE USA SINCE 1971

2.5 BILLION

PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY MYOPIA BY 2020

AGE 6

WHEN CHILDREN CAN START TO DEVELOP MYOPIA

80%

OF URBAN ASIAN CHILDREN SUFFER FROM MYOPIA

 

COULD MY CHILD BE NEARSIGHTED?

There are many symptoms of nearsightedness, including squinting, needing to sit closer to see, holding books very close when reading, excessive blinking, eye rubbing and poor grades or falling behind in school, to name a few.  To find out if your child should be evaluated, take the Myopia Assessment.  

DOWNLOAD
The Clinical Myopia Profile

Download a free summary of the extensive scientific data available on what increases
and decreases risk of development or progression (worsening) of myopia.

ABOUT US

OUR CERTIFIED CRT AND MYOPIA CONTROL DOCTORS

Dr. Courtney Kness
CRT Certified Optometrist

Dr. Osvaldo Diaz
CRT Certified Optometrist

Dr. Shane Swatts
CRT Certified Optometrist

Dr. Leah Ramos
CRT Certified Optometrist

Our doctors are committed to educating our community about the emerging trend of myopia and the impact it has on our children.  Once limited to soft contact lenses and eyeglasses to address myopia (neither of which slow or halt the prescription from changing over time), our doctors are now armed with advanced diagnostic technology and FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment options to treat nearsightedness.  

Our doctors practice Myopia Control through many means, the primary being Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT).  Our doctors use only FDA approved lens designs.  For those who are not candidates for CRT, our doctors also utilize the latest soft lens designs and topical therapeutic methods to slow down the worsening to your child's prescription, year after year.  

CONTACT US

If you are interested in learning more or have questions, contact us below:

Over the phone or online

info@crtva2020.com

 

757-436-EYES

 
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