Currently, one-third of the American population has been diagnosed with myopia and it is expected that by 2050, 50% of our population will be myopic. In addition to common sense actions like reducing time indoors and in front of screens, we now have several options to treat myopia in children.
As myopia increases the risk for eye diseases increases, such as retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. The goal of myopia management is to slow eye growth and reduce the associated risks.
Our team of optometrists are leaders in pediatric myopia control and use different therapies that have been studied and shown to slow myopia progression. We will spend some time to determine if a therapeutic course is best for your child. This is a limited overview. Please schedule an assessment or call our office for more information.
To start the conversation on your child's risk for myopia or the risk of progression, take this short survey. With only a few questions, it can help us estimate the level of risk of progressive myopia and what you can do to help them.
"My daughter went to see a different eye doctor for her first ever eye appointment, and it didn’t go well for her. I can see she is struggling to see (squinting, getting close to tv, etc). So I decided to find a pediatric optometrist, and I’m so happy to have found Madeira Optical! Dr. Stout was amazing with my daughter."