Clear and comfortable vision is important for daily life, but it can be difficult for those with astigmatism. Astigmatism is a common condition that causes blurry or distorted vision by affecting the curvature of the cornea or lens. While glasses are a popular solution for astigmatism, many people wonder if they can wear contact lenses. […]
Category: Myopia Control
Does Myopia Get Worse With Age?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is one of the most common vision disorders in children. Approximately 40% of Americans have myopia, with the trend on the rise. Projections suggest as much as 50% of the world population will have myopia by 2050! Children as young as 3 can begin developing myopia, and without a treatment […]
Are Astigmatism and Myopia the Same?
Distinguishing Vision Problems When your optometrist determines your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses at a routine eye exam, many variables can affect your sight. Anything from dry eye to a poor night’s sleep can make your vision blurry or uncomfortable. But significant vision changes are commonly related to refractive errors. While there are 4 […]
Does Myopia Progression Stop After a Certain Age?
If you’ve ever browsed through our comprehensive library of eye care blogs, you’ve probably noticed that our team at the Eye Care Center of Colorado Springs is no stranger to helping patients manage their myopia progression. What makes myopia so important to us is that it often starts developing in children by the time they […]
Is Myopia (Nearsightedness) in Kids Dangerous?
Your child’s vision is precious, helping them play, learn, and experience the world around them. With how important their vision is, are refractive errors like myopia dangerous? Continue reading to learn more about myopia, including how it can affect your child’s vision and if it’s dangerous. What Is Myopia? Myopia is one of the most […]
Are Atropine Eye Drops Effective For Myopia Control?
Odds are, you know someone with myopia. This widespread visual condition is becoming more and more prevalent in North America, but most people won’t recognize it until they hear its more popular nickname: nearsightedness. Our bodies grow fast in childhood, and our eyes grow right alongside us. When our eyeballs lengthen too quickly in childhood, […]
The Risks of High Myopia
High myopia describes the condition of being severely nearsighted. Severe cases of myopia can drastically affect your quality of life and can make daily tasks difficult to perform without the use of corrective lenses. If you are experiencing high myopia, it is imperative that you get your eyes examined to receive a proper diagnosis and […]
Can My Child Wear Contact Lenses?
I get this question a lot. Parents want to know whether contact lenses are safe for their child. It makes sense. A parent’s job is to protect their kids. And as an optometrist, my job is to educate my patients. That’s why I’ve put together an infographic to answer some of the most common questions […]
Corneal Reshaping: Is It Safe for My Child?
I do a lot of corneal reshaping with my patients. It’s a very effective way to slow myopia’s progression in kids without asking them to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day. But when I introduce the concept of corneal reshaping to parents, I’m usually met with the same question: “is corneal reshaping safe […]
How to Protect Your Child’s Vision Against Myopia Progression