Myopia

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3 Facts about Myopia and What You Can Do For Your Child

May 24, 2022

Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is an eye disease in which the eye elongates more than it should, causing light to be focused in front of the retina instead of on the retina’s surface. Essentially, your child’s eye is growing too long.


How Can Myopia Impact a Child’s Overall Health?

November 30, 2021

Dozens of parents bring their children into our practices every day for eye exams and other services, and many ask us questions about myopia.


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Myopia

October 01, 2021

Myopia (most often referred to as nearsightedness) affects about one in every three children in the United States and has become increasingly prevalent over the last 30 years.


Pediatricians and Ophthalmologists agree; It’s Best to Proactively Treat Your Myopic Children

July 09, 2021

Given the rapid increase in childhood myopia being seen in the U.S., the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their guidance on managing myopia in children.


What Causes Myopia

May 28, 2021

The drastic increase in the number of children diagnosed with myopia during the past decade is astonishing — but is it surprising? Not really. When you analyze the causes of myopia, it becomes clear why more and more children are becoming affected by this progressive eye disease.


Does Myopia Get Worse With Age?

April 13, 2021

Many parents who come into our practice consider their children’s myopia as a simple vision problem that needs correction. Each time the child needs a higher prescription, they just “fix” it by buying them a new pair of glasses.


Slowing Myopia Down With Orthokeratology

May 22, 2018

One of Clarendon Vision’s favorite things to do is to bring new technologies and therapies to patients. We want to help all of our patients achieve their vision goals. To that end, Dr. Spokas recently attended the Vision by Design conference.


Three Things You Probably Don’t Know About Myopia in Kids

January 29, 2018

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is pretty common. Maybe you wear glasses to correct your nearsightedness. If not, you probably have several close friends or family who do. But hold on a second. Did you know that...


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