Myopia management is an area of pediatric eye care dedicated to slowing down how quickly a child becomes nearsighted, also known as myopia. When a child is myopic, they can see clearly up close, but have blurry vision when looking at objects in the distance. Once a child becomes myopic, their vision tends to get worse. The younger a child becomes myopic, the faster myopia usually progresses. Therefore, intervention should begin at a young age.

Myopia occurs when the normal eye grows too long. This can cause long term eye health problems. As the eye grows longer, the retina (the tissue of the back of the eye) and the optic nerve stretch and become thinner. This thinning increases the risk of retinal detachments, glaucoma, cataracts, and even blindness. Myopia, therefore, is a condition of the eyes which increases disease risk.

The good news is Dr. Kapiloff and Dr. Wu practice myopia management. The goal of myopia management is to slow down the rate of eye growth in order to decrease the risk of future disease. This is achieved with specially designed contact lenses and other visual environmental modifications. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Kapiloff or Dr. Wu to see if your child is a candidate for myopia management.


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