Nearsightedness (Myopia) among children has been rapidly increasing for decades yet the risks and treatment are widely misunderstood by parents and caregivers. Prevention and early detection are two keys to controlling this epidemic impacting children’s vision, development and classroom learning. What is nearsightedness? Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a vision condition that impacts a Continue reading
Recently, Dr. Jeri gave a presentation about Myopia in kids. Learn why myopia (commonly called “nearsightedness”) is increasing so much and about groundbreaking treatments available.
What is myopia? Myopia is a refractive error (commonly referred to as nearsightedness) causing distance vision to be blurry. The myopic eye is typically longer than the non-myopic eye. Myopia often occurs during childhood when the eye is still growing and the earlier it occurs, the more likely the myopia will worsen if appropriate interventions Continue reading