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Why Does My Child's Nearsightedness Need to Be Managed?

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Myopia significantly increases the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. The higher your child’s myopia, the greater the risk.

Although eyeglasses and standard contact lenses can correct a person’s vision, they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression. This is where myopia management comes in.

If you’re concerned about your child’s long-term eye health and vision, contact Forsight Vision today. We can help.

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What is Myopia Management?

Myopia management is an area of eye care that uses various tools and treatments to prevent or slow your child's myopia progression. Depending upon your child's specific needs, our doctors will be able to prescribe management options that can help your child maintain better vision for longer.

We specialize in myopia treatment to slow progression of nearsightedness using any of the following methods:

Myopia Management Q&A with Dr. Cohan

Back to School: Myopia can affect academic performance

Can you walk us through what parents should be thinking about as their kids return to school?

There’s been lots of stuff in the news about blue light. Personally, I educate patients this way: I say blue light has been proven to mess up your sleep patterns, but more important than anything else is we’ve got to reduce the eye focusing demand. We’ve got to give kids a little bit of magnification to relax their eyes. If we start seeing nearsightedness, we want to stop. I tell patients I’d rather be proactive than reactive. I’d rather do something proactive for your children to stop your kid’s nearsightedness, rather than waiting on the sidelines watching their nearsightedness get worse year after year after year.

I always try to educate them and i think parents appreciate this in the exam room, because mom and dad always say, “do this, do this,” but if kids are hearing it from a doctor who they trust and they’ve been going to for a while, “saying you know what, you really need to take breaks, go outside, put a timer on your Fortnite every half hour, walk around the house, do a cartwheel, give your eyes a break every once in a while,” and i think they like hearing that. Screens are everywhere. You go to a restaurant, there are screens. I mean, it’s brutal.

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What Parents Are Saying About Myopia Management

Myopia increases the risk of serious eye diseases

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How Do I Know If My Child Needs Myopia Management?

If you are concerned about your child’s myopia, call Forsight Vision today. Our team of eye care professionals will help you understand more about your child's nearsightedness and will determine whether your child is a candidate for myopia management.

Take our myopia assessment online to find out whether your child could benefit from this life-changing treatment.

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Myopia Management Resources

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Is Your Child A Candidate For Myopia Management?

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Myopia Management FAQ

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What Treatments Are Used In Myopia Management? 

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