Why Myopia Matters


The doctors at Ridgeview Eye Care believe that with early intervention, we can provide options to manage or slow the progression of your child's myopia and therefore reduce their long-term eye health risks associated with myopia.

Currently, one-third of the US population has been diagnosed with myopia and it is thought that by 2050, 50% of the population will be myopic. 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.

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%. 

Read More here: Top 2021 Myopia studies

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