Myopia (Short-sightedness)

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Is your child’s short-sightedness getting worse year after year? We can help slow down or stop its progression!

Myopia is a condition of the eye where close up objects appear clear, but at a distance everything becomes blurry and out of focus.

This happens when the eye grows too long from front to back. Instead of focusing images on the retina (the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye) the lens of the eye focuses images in front of the retina.

A common question asked by parents: “Will glasses make my child’s eyes worse?” The sad reality is they were getting worse without wearing glasses anyway!

Wearing glasses won’t make their eyes worse, but it won’t do much to slow down myopia. In fact research says it has only a measly 0-5% effect on myopia.

The good news is myopia can be managed and you’ve come to the right place! Eyecare Kids has solutions that may potentially help slow down or stop your child’s myopia from getting worse.

Signs and Symptoms Your Child May Have Myopia Include...

  • Blurred vision when looking at far objects
  • Needs to squint to see clearer
  • Lacks interest in activities that require good distance vision
  • Headaches caused by eyestrain
  • Sits too close to the screen to see better
  • Holds book too close to their face

Why Should Parents Be Concerned?

Myopia is too common that many parents think it’s not such a big deal. Wearing spectacles to see clearly isn’t so bad, right? But the real concern: Myopia tends to progress as your child’s eyes continue to develop and will likely get worse if spectacles are your only solution.

Myopia is on the rise at an alarming rate. Brien Holden Vision Institute has predicted that by year 2050, half the world’s population will be myopic—that’s a seven-fold increase in short-sightedness from 2000 to 2050!

Single-vision lenses and contact lenses can help make vision clearer, but they can’t slow down or stop myopia from getting worse. Without resorting to refractive surgery (which is not an option for children anyway) there really isn’t a permanent way to correct myopia.

And what happens when myopia becomes high myopia? It puts your child at greater risk for more serious problems in the future such as retinal detachment, cataracts, glaucoma and vision loss.

How Can We Help?

Passionate Optometrists

We are passionate about myopia control and will do everything we can to prevent further visual deterioration in your child. We’ll take the time to educate, talk about your child’s habits and feasible lifestyle modifications and answer all your questions.

Wide Range of Treatment Options

We will discuss each treatment option available to slow down or stop myopia progression which includes Ortho-K, bifocal lenses, multifocal contact lenses and atropine eye drops.

Continuous Close Monitoring

We’ll monitor how much and how fast your child’s eyes are changing and tailor-fit our care so that you’ll get the best possible outcome.

Always the Latest in Myopia Control

We are constantly updating our knowledge by attending conferences about the latest in myopia control to provide you with world-class solutions with lasting benefits.

To know about our Myopia Control Treatments, click here »

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