Myopia Control

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Why is it important to control myopia?

Uncontrolled myopia leads to far more problems than just poor vision. Uncorrected nearsightedness can affect your child's quality of life.  Anyone who is nearsighted understands the frustration of not being able to see without help from glasses or contacts.    Eyeglasses can also make many activities (like sports) much more challenging.

Additionally myopia can cause eyestrain. Myopia frequently causes people to squint or strain their eyes to maintain focus.  This eyestrain can frequently cause headaches.

Perhaps most importantly, severe nearsightedness puts people at an increased risk of retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts and myopic maculopathy — damage in the central retinal area. The tissues in long eyeballs are stretched and thinned, causing retinal tears, inflammation, and new blood vessels that are weak and bleed easily, which can ultimately lead to permanent loss of vision. 

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