Myopia Management For Children

Early Myopia intervention can help your child now and reduce their eye health risks. We offer non-surgical treatments proven to help your child.

Treehouse Eyes, Myopia Care for Kids

Early Intervention is the Key to Treatment

Childhood myopia rates are increasing, with 1 in 3 children now affected. Multiple studies show myopia becoming much more common in children, showing up at earlier ages and progressing more rapidly. Many researchers believe reduced outdoor time and increased screen time on devices are part of the problem. Myopia often leads to struggles in school and activities for your child due to poor vision, as well as increased eye disease risks.

Higher levels of myopia significantly increase your child’s risks for serious eye diseases, like retinal disease and glaucoma. Early intervention is key to slow or even stop the progression of myopia in your child. There are now non-surgical treatments to improve your child’s vision and reduce their long-term eye health risks associated with myopia.

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Dangers of Myopia: The Facts

  • Researchers now know there is more to worry about with myopic eyes than the inconvenience of ever-thickening lenses.
  • Myopic patients are more vulnerable to a range of sight-threatening diseases and complications.
  • Myopia is the sixth leading cause of blindness.
  • More than 50 percent of retinal detachments not related to trauma are associated with myopia.
  • Other myopia risks include glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Patients with mild myopia have a four-fold increase in the risk of retinal detachment.
  • For those with moderate to severe myopia, the risk increases 10 times.

Myopia Can Be Managed

The Goals

The dangers of myopia, in conjunction with the normal challenges of subpar 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 the progression of myopia and reduce its impact on your child’s life. The younger myopia management begins, the more effective the treatment.

Our Service

Dr. Amundsen and his staff are excited to provide children’s myopia management service in partnership with Treehouse Eyes®, the country’s leading myopia management service. The revolutionary system, designed to treat your child’s myopia and significantly reduce the threat of more serious eye diseases, is one of the most important innovations since glasses were first prescribed hundreds of years ago!

How It Works

Dr. Amundsen will review your child’s risk factors and take additional measurements not usually done by other eye doctors to determine the best myopia treatment plan for your child.
Treatment can start immediately, with flexible monthly payment plans. Dr. Amundsen will customize a plan for your child and family to get the best possible results.

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