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!”

Myopia Control

Myopia Control: Are you worried about your kids’ nearsightedness getting worse & worse? When I was a teenager, my optometrist never presented this as an option! Now, I make sure all my parents and kids can make informed choices. Myopia has surged in prevalence over the past five decades. In 1971, 25% of Americans wereContinue reading “Myopia Control”

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”