What is Myopia?

Myopia means that your child’s vision close up is clear but far away is blurry. Myopia will likely continue to increase to around twenty years of age. As this occurs, your child’s vision will likely get significantly worse every six months to a year. 

​​​​​​​Why Myopia Management Matters

High myopia is scientifically proven to be associated with an increased risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment.  Studies have shown that myopia management therapies can decrease predicted myopia progression by 40-50%. 

​​​​​​​Myopia Therapies

There are 3 different therapies that have been studied and shown to slow the progression of myopia. The doctors at Ridgeview Eye Care prescribe all 3 therapy options and can recommend which option might be best for your child.

​​​​​​​Take the Assessment

To discover your child's risk for myopia or the risk of progression, take this short survey. With only a few questions, it can estimate the level of risk of progressive myopia and what you can do to help them.