Myopia Management For Children

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Early Intervention 

THE KEY TO TREATMENT

Childhood myopia rates are increasing, with 1 in 3 children now affected. Multiple studies show myopia becoming much more common in children, showing up at earlier ages and progressing more rapidly. Many researchers believe reduced outdoor time and increased screen time on devices are part of the problem. Myopia often leads to struggles in school and activities for your child due to poor vision, as well as increased eye disease risks.

Higher levels of myopia significantly increase your child’s risks for serious eye diseases, like retinal disease and glaucoma. Early intervention is key to slow or even stop the progression of myopia in your child. There are now non-surgical treatments to improve your child’s vision and reduce their long-term eye health risks associated with myopia.

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Dangers of Myopia

THE FACTS

  • Researchers now know there is more to worry about with myopic eyes than the inconvenience of ever-thickening lenses. 
  • Myopic patients are more vulnerable to a range of sight-threatening diseases and complications.
  • Myopia is the sixth leading cause of blindness.
  • More than 50 percent of retinal detachments not related to trauma are associated with myopia. 
  • Other myopia risks include glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • 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 10 times. 

Myopia Can Be Managed

THE GOALS

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.

OUR SERVICE

We are excited at VisionQuest Eyecare to provide 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!

Meet Eva 

A SUCCESS STORY: FREE FROM GLASSES

Learn about her journey as she shares her story of being free from glasses after her Treehouse Eyes® treatment for myopia.

Videos

MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

HOW COVID-19 IS IMPACTING CHILDREN'S EYES

An increase of screen time and virtual learning can have a harmful effect on young eyes. Dr. Christopher Browning of VisionQuest Eyecare tells Fox 59 in Indianapolis the most common vision issue among children and young adults is "myopia." He explains what that is and how Covid-19 is having an impact.

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Blogs

MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

VisionQuest Gives Children Better Vision for Life

September 30, 2020 | Dr. Christopher Browning

Patch.com featured a post by Dr. Browning on the value of Myopia Management for Children.
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Why Myopia Matters: The Link to Eye Disease

August 1, 2020 | VisionQuest Eyecare

We should no longer just accept progressive myopia as a fact for our kids.
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Can You Prevent Myopia in Your Child?

July 1, 2020 | VisionQuest Eyecare/Treehouse Eyes

The dramatic rise in childhood myopia (blurry distance vision) in recent years has driven robust discussion over the cause.
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How Screen Time Is Impacting Your Child's Eyes

March 15, 2020 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Studies are showing that computer, device use is causing eye strain, blurred vision and shortsightedness among our youth.
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