Help! My Child’s Eyes are Getting Worse!

Dear Friends:   Now that school is out and summer is here, it’s definitely time to get your kids off of their digital devices and encourage outdoor play!   Did you know that pediatric ophthalmologists are actually prescribing less digital screen time to slow down myopia progression?   That’s because the prevalence of childhood myopia has surged recently,Continue reading “Help! My Child’s Eyes are Getting Worse!”

Ortho-keratology

Based on genetic and environmental factors, what if your child’s myopia could increase to 8 Diopters?   What if there was a safe and effective way to prevent this progression, so that instead, your child maintains 4-5 Diopters of myopia throughout his/her lifetime.  Would this be worthwhile?   Yes!   Studies show that high myopes are at riskContinue reading “Ortho-keratology”

Severe Nearsightedness

If you have severe nearsightedness, over -10D, you might have myopic degeneration.  The biomechanical theory assumes that the retina, in a myopic eye, is stretched over a larger than normal area because the eye is longer in shape than is normal. Loss of central vision can occur if abnormal vessels grow directly under the macular.  Continue reading “Severe Nearsightedness”