Have you ever heard of ortho-k lenses? Your optometrist might’ve mentioned them as an alternative to eyeglasses or standard contact lenses to correct your vision. These are a special type of contact lens used to correct your vision while you sleep. That’s right; you may be able to correct your vision while you sleep! Ortho-k […]
What Causes Myopia to Worsen?
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a vision problem in which people can see close-up objects clearly, but objects in the distance appear blurry. The American Optometric Association estimates that myopia impacts nearly 30% of Americans, making it one of the most common vision problems nationwide. Myopia typically develops during childhood and can continue to […]
What Is the Difference Between Nearsighted and Farsighted?
Your vision allows you to perceive and understand your surroundings, perform daily tasks, learn, and drive. Caring for your eyes can help prevent vision problems later. Not all vision problems present with symptoms, but when you have difficulty seeing at varying distances, you may have a refractive error. When you’re nearsighted distant objects appear blurry, […]
How to Prevent Myopia from Worsening
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is becoming more prevalent globally. Researchers believe that high myopia in adults is often the result of untreated myopia that begins in school-age children. To address this issue, it’s crucial to use effective methods to control myopia in young children, which may include early detection to slow its progression. Fortunately, […]
MiSight vs Ortho-K Contact Lenses: What’s Right for You?
As one of California’s leaders in myopia control, we deeply understand how it affects your child’s vision and the strategies available for managing it. Among these strategies are MiSight 1-Day contact lenses and orthokeratology lenses, some of the most popular ways to control myopia development in children and preserve their vision. But what are these […]
Does Myopia Get Worse with Age?
Childhood is when we experience some of our biggest changes, like moving up shoe sizes or adding new marks on a height chart. Growth is a normal part of our younger years, including eye growth. Eye shape and size can impact our vision, so it’s unsurprising that vision problems like myopia are usually diagnosed in […]
How Does Atropine for Myopia Control Work?
Myopia is a common eye condition that can be diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. Typically, the condition stabilizes in adulthood. However, depending on the severity and speed of progression, the eye doctor may prescribe some form of myopia control treatment. This article dives into what myopia is and why it’s important that it’s controlled […]
Myopia Control Contact Lenses: How They Work
Individuals with myopia or nearsightedness have difficulty seeing objects in the distance. It’s a common eye condition in children that can worsen as they age if not treated with glasses or contact lenses. While you can’t cure myopia, there are ways to slow the progression to prevent high myopia. Myopia control contact lenses are one […]
Myopia Control Glasses: How They Work
Your visual health is important, and vision care starts at a young age. Myopia appears early in your children and can cause vision issues throughout their daily life. The first step is visiting your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam to address your child’s unique visual needs. It’s essential to halt the progression of myopia […]