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Why Myopia Matters

The scientific evidence is growing – as your child needs stronger and stronger glasses, the risks to their eye health increase. Premier Vision can help slow that process down.

Myopia happens when an eye grows longer than it should. That’s why kids often need stronger glasses every year. Research has shown us why this happens. Now, Premier Vision can help your child slow down the process leading to needing stronger glasses for your child. Call us today!

As glasses prescriptions increase through childhood, higher degrees of nearsightedness can permanently place our kids at risk for missing out on opportunities. Premier Vision can help slow down those changes and allow your child more opportunities to enjoy the world around them. Call us today.

The higher myopia, the greater the risks of serious eye diseases.
Here is how the risk of various eye diseases increases with myopia vs. no myopia.

EYE DISEASE -2.00D -4.00D -6.00D
Myopic Maculopathy1 2.2x 9.7x 40.6x
Retinal Detachment2 3.1x 9.0x 21.5x
Glaucoma1 2.3x 3.3x 3.3x

1 Blue Mountain Eye Study, Vongphanit et al., 2002
2 Ogawa & Tanaka, 1988

Multiple studies show myopia becoming much more common in children, showing up at earlier ages and progressing more rapidly. Many researchers believe reduced outdoor time and increased screen time on devices are part of the problem. Myopia often leads to struggles in school and activities for your child due to poor vision, as well as increased eye disease risks. Call Premier Vision today to help protect your child’s eyes from myopia.

Myopia is increasing around the world. Public health experts fear that myopia could become the most common cause of irreversible blindness in the world. By 2050, they project 50% of the world may be nearsighted. Premier Vision has joined forces with the worldwide leaders in myopia management. We are affiliated with Treehouse Eyes to make sure that our patients can be protected from the dangers of high myopia. Call us today for an appointment to help your child’s vision.

If a child has parents who are nearsighted, the risk for them to become nearsighted is 1 in 2. If only one parent is nearsighted, the odds go to 1 in 3. We can work with your child to protect them from becoming more nearsighted. The earlier we get to see them, the better the outcome. Call us today to see when we can get started protecting your child’s precious vision. Call 806 356-6868.

There are many simple things we can do together to protect your child’s eye from the dangers and problems associated with needing thicker glasses every year. Did you know that people with more myopia are at greater risk to develop retinal detachments, myopic maculopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma? Premier Vision can help slow down the process that leads to needing thicker glasses every year for kids. Let Premier Vision get to work with you to protect your child today. Call us at 806-356-6868 to get started.

For regular updates about Myopia Management and how it can impact your child, read our Myopia blog.

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