Myopia, a disorder more commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is an epidemic that is on the rise. The Mabee Eye Clinic Myopia Treatment Program allows patients the choice between three equally effective methods of myopia control.
Age: Rate of myopia onset is associated with age, with onset at younger age leading to a higher risk of developing Myopia.
Prescription Changes: If your child’s prescription makes a large change, myopia will likely continue to change with age.
Parent's Myopia: There isn’t a definitive hereditary association but research has shown that there is a greater risk of myopia development if parents are myopic.
Close Work: The risk of myopia progression is usually higher the more the child reads and does near work.
We once believed the worst part of Myopia was declining vision and stronger glasses. We now know there’s more to worry about than thickening glasses.
It is clinically proven that more severe myopia leads to a significant increase in the risk of more serious eye diseases later in life. Diseases such as macular degeneration, retinal detachment, cataracts, and glaucoma, which can all lead to blindness.
Until recently, researchers believed that only severely advanced cases of Myopia could be blamed for patients developing severe eye diseases.
Recent studies confirmed an increase in the risk of more serious eye diseases from any amount of myopia. This has lead researchers to believe that no amount of myopia is safe.
Ask about our myopia management options at your next appointment. Call (320) 693-9333 (Litchfield), (320) 587-4744 (Hutchinson) or (763) 777-9393 (Delano) to schedule an appointment!