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what is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as “near-sighted” or “short-sighted”, is a progressive visual disorder resulting in poor distance vision. Myopia also changes the physical structure of the eye. These changes increase the risk of future eye disease. Myopia is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world and has a direct association with retinal detachments and glaucoma.

what is Myopia Management?

Myopia management consists of three treatment options that can help slow the progression of myopia. Orthokeratology, Soft Multifocal Contacts and Atropine are treatments that reduce stress and fatigue associated with the development and progression of nearsightedness. 

Risk factors for myopia onset and progression include:

  • AGE OF ONSET: 9 or younger

  • FAMILY HISTORY: parents, grandparents or siblings

  • RATE OF PROGRESSION: -1.00 Diopter or more per year

  • ETHNICITY: Asian heritage

  • NEAR WORK: 2 hours or more per day 

  • TIME SPENT OUTDOORS: 2 hours or less per day

Dr. Cheryl Chapman's Myopia Management Blog

Want more information on what Myopia Management is and why it is important for your child's eye health? Check out the links below to read Dr. Chapman's blogs on Myopia Management and what Gretna Vision Source can do for your child.

Additional Videos

Paragon Vision Sciences provides great resources regarding Myopia Management.


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