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Myopia Management For Children

Myopia Management Treatments


Early myopia intervention can help your child's vision now and reduce their lifetime risk of serious eye diseases. We specialize in treatments proven to help slow or stop your child's vision from getting worse, including options that may allow your child to be free of glasses and contact lenses all day.

Researchers believe that the environment kids grow up in today, with too many close distance activities (like reading and device use) and lack of outdoor play is contributing to the rapid increase in childhood myopia. While glasses and contact lenses compensate for a child's blurry distance vision, they don't stop your child's vision from continuing to deteriorate. As children grow, myopia often develops as they reach school age and typically gets worse through school age years.

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Why Myopia Matters


Clinical studies show there is more to worry about with myopic eyes than the inconvenience of glasses. Scientific evidence has proven that myopic children are more vulnerable to a range of sight-threatening diseases and complications in the future.

Myopia is usually caused by an eye growing too long. Children with even a low amount of myopia have a four times greater risk of retinal detachment in their lifetime than non-myopes. For those with moderate to severe myopia, the risk increases ten times. Other myopia risks include glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

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How It Works

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Our practice uses state-of-the-art equipment to develop a personalized treatment plan for your child.

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Our non-invasive treatments include customized contact lenses and special prescription eye drops

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Data from children using our patent-pending Treehouse Vision System® treatment plan shows a 78% decrease in the progression of their myopia vs. no treatment.

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At your initial consultation, your Treehouse Eyes doctor will determine the treatment that will work best for your child.

Myopia Can Be Managed


The dangers of myopia, in conjunction with the normal challenges of poor vision, mean it is important for parents of myopic children to manage the condition as part of your child's eye health. The goal of myopia management is to slow or even stop the progression of myopia and reduce its impact on your child's life. The younger myopia management begins, the more effective the treatment.

We are excited at Twinsburg Eye Associates located in Twinsburg to partner with Treehouse Eyes®, the country's leading myopia management service to provide myopia management for children. This revolutionary system, designed to treat your child's myopia and significantly reduce the threat of more serious eye diseases, means you don't have to watch every year as your child's vision gets worse.

Schedule an appointment today and one of our doctors will evaluate your child's vision and make a customized treatment plan to slow or even stop myopia from progressing.

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