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Nearsightedness: Not Just An Inconvenience

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Although eyeglassesand standard contact lenses can correct a person’s vision, they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression.

Myopia significantly increases the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. The higher your child’s myopia, the greater the risk.

If you’re concerned about your child’s long-term eye health and vision, contact Totowa Eyecare in Totowa today.

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What is Myopia Management?

Myopia management is an area of eye care that uses custom treatments to prevent or slow your child's myopia progression. Depending upon your child's specific needs, our eye care team in Totowa can help your child maintain clearer vision for longer.

We slow the progression of nearsightedness by using the following treatment methods:

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Symptoms of Myopia

  • Your child struggles to see things clearly at a distance
  • Difficulties seeing the board in class
  • Your child squints to see far away objects
  • They complain of headaches and eyestrain
  • Difficulties with sports that involve small balls, such as baseball or tennis
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Myopia and Eye Diseases

As your child’s myopia progresses and worsens, they heighten their risk of developing vision-threatening eye diseases later in life.

In fact, their odds of developing vision loss due to glaucoma, macular degeneration or retinal disease increase by as much as 10x!

Myopia Treatment

The good news? Myopia management and regular eye exams with our optometry team can help your child regain clear vision, and slow down or even stop their vision from worsening.

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How Do I Know If My Child Needs Myopia Management?

If you are concerned about your child’s myopia, call our practice today. Our eye doctor will help you understand more about your child's nearsightedness and will determine whether your child is a candidate for myopia management.

Take our myopia assessment online to find out whether your child could benefit from this life-changing treatment.

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Our Myopia Management Team

Dr. Rasraj Rana OD

Dr. Rasraj Rana OD

Dr. Rana is a California native. He grew up in Orange County before moving to Clifton, New Jersey for middle and high school. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology. He obtained his Doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of...
Dr. Gustie Christopher OD

Dr. Gustie Christopher OD

Dr. Christopher is a transplant from Houston, Texas. She graduated from undergrad at Prairie View A&M University and received her optometric training at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  Not only does she only perform comprehensive eye exams and treat and diagnose various medical eye conditions, she also has a passion...
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Myopia increases the risk of serious eye diseases

Myopia can significantly increase your risk of developing potentially sight-threatening eye conditions in the future. But how much does your risk grow, exactly?

Research shows that the worse your myopia is, the higher your risk. For example, your risk of developing myopic maculopathy, an especially severe form of macular degeneration, is 2.2x higher if your prescription is -2.00, and jumps to 9.7x at -4.00, 40.6x higher at -6.00, and is a whopping 126.8x higher at a prescription of -8.00.

This is why it’s so essential to stop myopia progression in its tracks with myopia management.

What Factors Increase Risk of Myopia?

According to our eye care team, the following factors may increase the risk of nearsightedness:

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Genetic Factors

Myopic parents (one or both) increases the child's risk of nearsightedness.


Developing myopia before age 12 significantly increases the risk of severe myopia.

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Daily Habits

Spending too much time on digital screens and reading books can strain the eyes, increasing risk of nearsightedness.

FAQ | Understanding Myopia Management

When does myopia (nearsightedness) usually begin?

Myopia tends to begin in school-aged children, and usually continues to progress until a person reaches roughly the age of 20. The longer it progresses, and the worse it gets, the higher your child's risk of potentially sight-threatening eye conditions later in life.

Is there an ideal age for myopia management?

It is recommended to start myopia management as soon as possible, with best results found in children who started before the age of 9. However, myopia control can help children and teens of all ages.

Why is myopia management important?

As the myopic eye elongates, it stretches the retina, the light-sensitive layer lining the back of the eye. Excessive stretching makes the eye more prone to tears, inflammation, the formation of new, weak blood vessels and scarring. This raises the risk of cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and myopic maculopathy. Safeguard your child's vision with myopia management.

Protect your child’s long-term vision and eye health. Contact our Totowa optometry team regarding myopia management at Totowa Eyecare today!

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