TREEHOUSE EYES® MYOPIA MANAGEMENT FOR CHILDREN
Myopia (also known as nearsightedness, where distance vision is blurry) is growing at an alarming rate, with 1 in 3 U.S. children now myopic. Researchers believe that the environment kids grow up in today, with too many close distance activities (like reading and device use) and lack of outdoor play, is contributing to the rapid increase in childhood myopia. While glasses and contact lenses compensate for a child’s blurry vision, they don’t stop your child’s vision from continuing to deteriorate. As children grow, myopia often develops as they reach school age and progresses into their late teens or early twenties.
The Dangers of Myopia
Researchers now know there is more to worry about with myopic eyes than the inconvenience of ever-thickening lenses. Scientific evidence has proven that myopic patients are more vulnerable to a range of sight-threatening diseases and complications. In fact, myopia is the sixth leading cause of blindness. Patients with mild myopia have a four-fold increase in the risk of retinal detachment. For those with moderate to severe myopia, the risk increases ten times. One study concluded that more than 50 percent of retinal detachments not related to trauma are associated with myopia. Other myopia risks include glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Myopia Can Be Managed
The dangers of myopia, in conjunction with the normal challenges of subpar vision, mean it is important for parents of myopic children to manage the condition as part of your child’s eye health. The goal of myopia management is to slow the progression of myopia and reduce its impact on your child’s life. The younger myopia management begins, the more effective the treatment.
We are excited at Lumen Optometric to announce the launch of our children’s myopia management service in partnership with Treehouse Eyes®, the country’s leading myopia management service. The revolutionary system, designed to treat your child’s myopia and significantly reduce the threat of more serious eye diseases, is one of the most important innovations since glasses were first prescribed hundreds of years ago!
Learning More About Myopia and Your Child’s Eyes
We have created an easy-to-follow guide on what myopia is, the treatments available, and how our program works to monitor your children’s eye health. Please click here to learn more!
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Myopia Management
Lumen Optometric offers consultations to discuss myopia management. Get in touch with us today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your child! Call us at (626) 921-0199 or schedule a consultation online.