When nearsightedness continues to get worse, you need myopia management. We ofter myopia control in Mansfield to help.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common condition in which people have trouble seeing something in the distance while still seeing objects up close clearly. Those with myopia may struggle to decipher writing across the room from afar, such as when looking at a blackboard or road sign. Myopia is often the result of the eyeball being too long or the cornea being too curved. This condition typically begins in childhood.
How to Treat Progressive Myopia
When a child is diagnosed with myopia, they are typically prescribed eyeglasses (or contact lenses) to correct their vision. In some cases, the condition will stabilize by the time the child becomes an adult. In other cases, myopia can progressively worsen as the child ages. This is because the eyeball shape continues to grow over time and impact the child’s sight.
Progressive myopia can cause symptoms such as:
- Eye strain
- Fatigue, particularly after looking at objects in the distance for extended periods
Those with progressive myopia are at a higher risk of developing eye health problems later in life. These problems can include retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Due to progressive myopia’s negative impact on eye health and quality of life, it is important to get routine eye exams regularly to screen for this condition. The earlier myopia is caught, the sooner your doctor will be able to create a myopia management plan that can help you or your child avoid significant eye health issues later in life.
At Hayden Optometric, the first step to managing myopia is by visiting our office for a comprehensive eye exam. At this exam, your doctor will perform various tests to check your eyes, determine your overall eye health, and screen for myopia. If myopia is discovered, your doctor will guide you through the proper treatment plan for correcting the issue and preventing further progression.
The HALT System at Hayden Optometric
As a thought leader and innovator in the eye care industry, Dr. Joel Hayden has developed the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy, or HALT system. This incredible system that addresses myopia in children has been called “LASIK for kids, but without the lasers, risk, pain, recovery, and expense.”
Contact us to book an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam and let us know of your interest in learning more about the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy (HALT) system.