Preserving Vision With Myopia Control
How Myopia Works
Myopia or nearsightedness is what’s called a refractive error. In an error free eye, light focuses directly on the retina, causing crisp, clear vision. But when the eyeball grows too long for the relative curve of the cornea, it causes light to focus on a point just in front of the retina. Because light isn’t focusing in the right spot, your eyes can’t get a clear picture of objects that are further away.
Myopia is on the Rise in American Kids
Myopia isn’t just getting more and more common; it’s affecting kids at a younger and younger age. Though scientists can’t pinpoint exactly what’s causing the trend, there’s data to indicate that spending less time outside and more time staring at screens could have something to do with it.
As kids get older, their eyes grow with them. This can make their myopia worse; exacerbating the ratio of the length of the eyeball to the curve of the cornea. Myopia control can help keep your child’s vision from getting significantly worse as they grow up.