Why Is Myopia Management Important?
Myopia is reaching epidemic proportions. By 2050, half of the world’s population is expected to be myopic. That’s worrying, as having myopia significantly raises the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration.
In fact, the level of myopia is directly correlated to the risk of developing eye disease—the higher the prescription, the greater the risk. A child between -0.75D and -3.00D is 3x more likely to develop retinal detachment in the future. That number triples for individuals with high myopia (-5.00D and above).
If you’re concerned with your child’s deteriorating vision, contact Pierce Family Vision today. We can help preserve their vision.
Did You Know? Myopia Is Caused By Abnormal Eye Growth.
Myopia is the most common refractive error among children and young adults. It occurs when the eye elongates, causing rays of light to focus in front of the light-sensitive retina rather than directly on it. This causes distant objects to appear blurred while nearby objects remain clear.
The degree of myopia can progress gradually or rapidly, especially from ages 8-18. This is not just a matter of inconvenience or needing stronger glasses; if myopia continues to progress, the child is at a higher risk of developing dangerous eye diseases later in life, potentially leading to permanent vision loss and even blindness.
While eyeglasses and standard contact lenses can correct a person’s vision, they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression.
MiYOSMART Spectacle Lenses
MiyoSmart is an innovative spectacle lens for myopia control developed by Hoya together with its research collaborator. Based on a two-year clinical trial results, MiyoSmart is proven to curb myopia progression in children in average by 60% with its award-winning D.I.M.S. (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) technology.
Ask us about MiyoSmart and find out whether it's right for your child.
MiSight® 1 Day Soft Contact Lenses
The MiSight® 1 day lens is clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia when worn by children aged 8-12 years.
Prevent Serious Eye Diseases Later in Life
Offer Your Myopic Child a Brighter Future | FAQ
If your child has been wearing glasses or contacts for many years without much concern, it may seem unnecessary to manage their myopia. However, it’s a worthwhile and important investment, as rapidly progressing myopia may lead to sight-threatening conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment.
In fact, the longer the eyeball length (as in the case of myopia), the greater the risk of ocular complications down the line.
Myopia management effectively helps reduce the rate of growth of the eyeball in children and teens by slowing its progression. Offer your child a brighter future with myopia management.
Can Myopia Lead to Blindness?
In extreme circumstances, myopia can lead to serious vision-threatening complications, including blindness. This occurs primarily in cases where high myopia has reached an advanced stage called degenerative myopia.
What is Progressive Myopia?
Progressive myopia is nearsightedness that continues to worsen year after year. This progression can result in severe myopia, also called high myopia, that may be associated with potentially serious side effects.
Can Myopia Be Cured?
Currently, there is no cure for myopia. But myopia management methods like Ortho-K, multifocal contact lenses and atropine eye drops can slow its progression.