Myopia management

Author: Mao Eye Care |

Myopia management

If you’ve been wearing glasses or contacts for a while in order to treat myopia, you’re probably pretty comfortable with them. Even though you can see well, it’s still important to visit your doctor routinely. Myopia does not progress as rapidly in adulthood, making it difficult to notice any changes in your vision. However, myopia increases your risk for other eye conditions such as early cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration. Routine eye appointments are important to monitor your eye health and make sure your prescription adjusts to any change in your vision. If you have children, they may be more likely to develop myopia as well. Your child's eye doctor will perform a comprehensive exam, including measuring the length of the eyes, to determine if treatment is needed. Myopia is a treatable disease. Instead of just prescribing glasses for better vision, doctors now offer specialized treatments that can slow or even halt its progression. This will reduce your child’s risk for developing certain eye conditions in adulthood. While myopia can be easily managed, it is not something that should be ignored. To schedule your next appointment, or for more information about myopia management for children, please give us a call.



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