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Myopia is a type of visual refractive error that results in impaired vision. People who have myopia, find that they can see things clearly when they are nearby, but objects that are farther away seem more blurry. The condition is commonly referred to as nearsightedness, and it frequently begins in childhood. It is one of the most common reasons why kids and adults come to need glasses. At Advantage Eyecare, our North Richland Hills optometrist can help you manage your myopia and maintain optimal vision.
Because curing myopia is not yet available, the best option is to keep the condition under control and aim toward slowing the progression. Mild levels of myopia do not pose as many serious risks to vision later in life, so staying one step ahead can be quite beneficial.
The most obvious signs of myopia are often discovered as part of an eye exam, or even in a vision screening. Eyeglasses are normally the first line of defense for helping a child with myopia see as well as their normal vision peers. Myopia control, however, aims to go one step further, because allowing myopia to become advanced may lead to serious problems later on, including cataracts or detached retina.
With recent developments, parents of nearsighted kids no longer have to be passive about their child's myopia treatment. Where once they would simply bring their kids in for a yearly exam, and a stronger pair of glasses, there are now other options. These include:
The type of treatment parents and their children choose for nearsightedness is a personal decision and one that could impact the child for the rest of their lives. At Advantage Eyecare, our eye doctors are here to answer questions and address any concerns you may have so you can feel confident that you are making the best choice for your family. To learn more about your options, or to schedule an eye exam, contact Advantage Eyecare in North Richland Hills, TX at 817-788-2020.
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