Myopia Management For Children

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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


  • 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 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 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!

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




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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4 Ways to Be Proactive with Your Child's Eyecare

September 23, 2022 | VisionQuest Eyecare

There’s much more to myopia and what you can do about it than meets the eye.
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Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Myopia in Children

August 2, 2022 | VisionQuest Eyecare

We can determine which treatment plan works the best for your child.
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What is the Main Cause of Myopia?

July 22, 2022 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Studies continue to show that doing near work contributes to the onset and progression of myopia.
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Protect Your Child’s Eyesight By Encouraging Them To Play Outside

June 7, 2022 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Spending at least 2-3 hours outdoors has been shown to delay or prevent the onset of myopia in children.
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3 Facts about Myopia and What You Can Do For Your Child

May 4, 2022 | VisionQuest Eyecare

The hallmark symptom of myopia is blurred distance vision, but it can also cause headaches, eyestrain, and difficulty seeing at night.
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3 Facts About Myopia You Should Know

April 5, 2022 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Myopia generally begins in childhood and progresses throughout the school-age years, usually stabilizing into the late teens.
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3 Types Of Myopia Control Explained

March 3, 2022 | VisionQuest Eyecare

More outdoor activities under natural sunlight have been associated with a lower risk of developing myopia.
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What Does Myopia Mean?

February 7, 2022 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Another word to describe myopia is nearsightedness and these words are used interchangeably at times.
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The Four Best Ways to Treat and Manage Myopia

January 4, 2022 | VisionQuest Eyecare

If you or your children have myopia and it is getting worse each year, this article is for you.
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Can Myopia Be Prevented?

December 6, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

By making some lifestyle changes, it may be possible to delay the onset of myopia and prevent its progression.
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Childhood Myopia: What It Is and What You Can Do To Help Your Child

November 3, 2021 | VisionQuest EyeCare

Myopia (often referred to as nearsightedness) is the most common cause of impaired vision in people under age 40.
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5 Spooky Things You Didn't Know About Myopia

October 6, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

The significant reduction in outdoor time during the pandemic combined with the surge in screen time has increased the incidence of myopia cases.
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Coalition Launches 'Little Kid License' Myopia Awareness Campaign

September 27, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Half of the parents reported their children spent more than four hours using electronic devices each day during the pandemic, compared to 18 percent of parents reporting the same behavior prior to the pandemic.
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Meet Emily Hartman: Myopia Management Counselor

September 23, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Emily spent the last 18 years employed for the inpatient and outpatient surgery departments at Community Hospital South.
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Myopia Management Now Available at VisionQuest Geist Office

September 9, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Childhood myopia rates are increasing, with 1 in 3 children now affected.
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How You Can Help Your Child Excel in School This Year

August 4, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Parents are doing whatever they can to help their children successfully transition to the next academic grade.
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Pediatricians, Ophthalmologists Agree: It’s Best to Proactively Treat Your Myopic Children

July 8, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Both organizations now recommend children play outdoors more to delay the onset of myopia and to support proactive treatment.
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3 Reasons Why Kids With Myopia Need to Spend More Time Outdoors

June 8, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

It's been shown that higher myopia is associated with a greater risk of eye disease.
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What Causes Myopia?

May 10, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Often referred to as nearsightedness, it is an eye disease in which the eye elongates more than it should. Essentially, your child’s eye is growing too long.
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5 Facts About Myopia You Probably Didn’t Know

April 6, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

These facts may inspire you to be more proactive about your child’s eye health and long-term vision.
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Does Myopia Get Worse With Age?

March 3, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Myopic children are at a higher risk of developing sight-threatening diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration later in life.
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Has COVID-19 Impacted Your Child’s Eyes?

February 4, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

The drastic increase in indoor and screen time associated with virtual classrooms is taking a toll on children’s eyes, resulting in what optometrists are calling "quarantine myopia".
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Are Myopia Management Contact Lenses Safe for Children?

January 5, 2021 | VisionQuest Eyecare

The risks of developing adverse reactions to contact lens wear among children proved to be the same as in adults.
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The Myopia Epidemic: What Parents Can Do About It

December 14, 2020 | Treehouse Eyes®

As the child's eyes grow, stretching forces likely cause eye diseases that are linked to myopia.
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outdoors This Winter and Save Their Vision

December 3, 2020 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Studies show that children who spend time playing outdoors experience less myopia progression than those who stay indoors.
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FDA-Approved MiSight Contact Lenses Now Available

November 3, 2020 | VisionQuest Eyecare

The lenses provide the child with crisp and clear vision while also slowing the eye’s elongation.
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Myopia and Children: How to Slow an Epidemic

October 24, 2020 | VisionQuest Eyecare

Over the last decade, innovation in eye care research and development has given us several new ways to treat myopia in children.
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VisionQuest Gives Children Better Vision for Life

September 20, 2020 | Dr. Christopher Browning 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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