Myopia Management in Children
Multiple studies show that the rate of myopia, or nearsightedness in children now needing glasses, is rapidly increasing. This may be a result of increased technology use over the past few years. The rate of myopia in children is now greater than 1 out of 3. This can affect progress in school, athletics, and self confidence. Furthermore, high myopia can cause one to be more susceptible to serious eye conditions later in life including but not limited to floaters, retinal tears, retinal detachments, glaucoma, and earlier cataract progression.
In our practice, I have been able to reduce the rate of myopic progression by about 40% in children and young adults with various treatment modalities. These modalities include reducing screen time, bifocal or progressive lenses, or contact lenses, and/or the use of low dose atropine eye drops.
Please contact us at 703-528-3910 if you would like to have your child or young adult evaluated for potential myopia management.