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Can Myopia Be Prevented?

Can Myopia Be Prevented?

Parents who are nearsighted often wonder what can be done to prevent their children from developing the same or similar conditions. While scientists haven’t yet found a way to guarantee that your child won’t develop myopia (often referred to as nearsightedness), there...

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5 Spooky Things You Didn’t Know About Myopia

5 Spooky Things You Didn’t Know About Myopia

Myopia (most often referred to as nearsightedness) affects about one in every three children in the United States and has become increasingly prevalent over the last 30 years. Myopia is an eye disease that occurs when the eye grows too long—like the shape of a...

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The impact of COVID-19 on children’s vision

One impact of COVID appears to be an acceleration of myopia, or blurry distance vision in children. Two new studies confirm what we are seeing in our practice, that more indoor time and screen time during the pandemic has impacted children’s vision. Studies of over...

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How You Can Help Your Child Excel in School This Year

The start of a new school year can be overwhelming, even for the most confident children. That’s why parents are doing whatever they can to help their children successfully transition to the next academic grade. Below, we share our top tips for parents, so they can...

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Children and Myopia Control

Today, Myopia presents itself at an earlier age in more children than in the past. Studies have shown that part of the increase in nearsightedness is because more people are doing work up close; this isn’t just a computer and increased screen time,...

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What Causes Myopia?

The drastic increase in the number of children diagnosed with myopia during the past decade is astonishing — but is it surprising? Not really. When you analyze the causes of myopia, it becomes clear why more and more children are becoming affected by this progressive...

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The Dangers of UV Rays

It’s always fun to go out in the sun, but sometimes, the sun can cause more harm than good. Many people are aware of the damage the sun can cause on the skin but don’t know about the impact on our eyes. Without proper protection, the sun’s UV rays...

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