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Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?

Vision through a pair of eyeglasses to show the effect of myopia and how glasses can help.

Blurry vision can make everyday tasks difficult. Nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia) are common refractive errors that blur vision. With myopia, your eyes can focus on nearby objects but not on things that are further away. Hyperopia is the opposite–your eyes can focus on distant objects but have difficulty seeing up close.  These refractive errors […]

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What is Myopia Management?

A young boy blurred in the background with his head rested on his crossed arms struggles to see clearly in class due to myopia while glasses sit on the desk in focus.

Myopia isn’t merely an inconvenient vision impairment—it’s a global public health issue affecting nearly one-third of the population worldwide. The World Health Organization reports that by 2050, over 50% of the world’s population will be myopic. We know that sounds a little bit dramatic. But childhood myopia tends to become more severe throughout adolescence.  What […]

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Can Myopia Improve With Age?

Yearly comprehensive eye exams can help your optometrist assess your child’s overall eye health and check for any signs of eye conditions.  One of the most common eye conditions we diagnose in children is myopia. If your child has been diagnosed with myopia, you probably have questions like: “Does Myopia get better as my child ages?” or “What can I […]

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Can the Increase of Nearsightedness (Myopia) Be Controlled?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common visual condition that is on the rise worldwide. Some estimates suggest that over 50% of the world’s population will have myopia by 2050. While myopia cannot be cured, it’s essential to manage and control it to prevent worse eye issues from appearing later in life. We’ll dive into some myopia […]

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What Causes Myopia (Nearsightedness)?

During your yearly eye exam, your optometrist may mention that you or your child are suffering from myopia (also known as nearsightedness). Myopia is a common refractive error in children. The error can cause distant objects to appear blurry.  But what causes patients to develop myopia? Keep reading to learn how myopia develops and how it can be controlled. […]

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How Does Atropine for Myopia Control Work?

Myopia is a common eye condition usually diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam in childhood, and it tends to progressively worsen over time until stabilizing in early adulthood. When your child’s myopia progresses, your optometrist may recommend management strategies. One form of myopia management is the prescribed use of atropine eye drops. You may have heard of this […]

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