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Understanding Myopia and Its Impact on Vision

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that impacts a person’s ability to see distant objects clearly. People with myopia usually see close objects clearly while distant objects appear blurry.

This can lead to eye strain and headaches and leaves an individual susceptible to serious eye conditions if left untreated.

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Research suggests that genetics play a significant role. Environmental factors, such as excessive near work and limited outdoor activities are also associated with an increased risk of myopia.


Myopia Treatment in Fort Wayne, IN

At St. Joe Vision, we offer myopia management services to slow the progression of myopia in children and young adults.

Myopia can have a negative long-term impact on vision health and even increase the risk of glaucoma, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

We provide effective solutions through a combination of personalized treatments such as atropine eye drops, multifocal contact lenses, multifocal eyeglasses, Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), and behavioral modifications.

Our pediatric eye doctors will assess your child's vision needs and create a customized plan to manage their myopia effectively.

If you’re concerned that your child’s vision is deteriorating rapidly, or even if your child has mild myopia, contact St. Joe Vision today. The earlier a child starts myopia management treatments, the better the results.

We can help preserve your child’s long-term healthy vision and reduce their risk of future eye disease. Call St. Joe Vision to schedule your child’s myopia consultation!