Childhood Myopia: What It Is and What You Can Do To Help Your Child

Dozens of parents bring their children into our practices every day for eye exams and other services, and many ask us questions about myopia. While instances and awareness of myopia are on the rise, to help spread myopia awareness we've written out the basics on childhood myopia, why it matters, and what you as [...]

Childhood Myopia: What It Is and What You Can Do To Help Your Child2021-11-03T15:07:31+00:00

5 Spooky Things You Didn’t Know About Myopia

Myopia (most often referred to as nearsightedness) affects about one in every three children in the United States and has become increasingly prevalent over the last 30 years. Myopia is an eye disease that occurs when the eye grows too long—like the shape of a football.  This causes distant objects to appear blurry and [...]

5 Spooky Things You Didn’t Know About Myopia2021-10-05T17:53:01+00:00

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) Launches “Little Kid License” Myopia Awareness Campaign

The Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) recently launched its “Little Kid License” campaign to continue to raise awareness of childhood myopia and the new treatment options available. GMAC, of which Treehouse Eyes is a member, invited junior racers to the go-kart track for an unexpected eye exam before heading out for some fun! A [...]

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) Launches “Little Kid License” Myopia Awareness Campaign2021-09-07T19:06:12+00:00

How You Can Help Your Child Excel in School This Year

The start of a new school year can be overwhelming, even for the most confident children. That’s why parents are doing whatever they can to help their children successfully transition to the next academic grade. Below, we share our top tips for parents, so they can ensure that their child’s vision is a tool [...]

How You Can Help Your Child Excel in School This Year2021-08-03T22:22:38+00:00

Pediatricians and Ophthalmologists agree; It’s Best to Proactively Treat Your Myopic Children

Given the rapid increase in childhood myopia being seen in the U.S., the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their guidance on managing myopia in children. Both organizations now recommend children play outdoors more to delay the onset of myopia, and support proactive treatment of myopic children to reduce [...]

Pediatricians and Ophthalmologists agree; It’s Best to Proactively Treat Your Myopic Children2021-07-06T20:54:52+00:00

3 Reasons Why Kids With Myopia Need to Spend More Time Outdoors

Most parents are aware of the many benefits associated with children taking part in outdoor activities. The obvious benefits of fresh air and physical exercise aren’t the only perks for kids who play outdoors. Recent research shows that increased “sun time” can actually slow down the progression of myopia (often referred to as nearsightedness), or [...]

3 Reasons Why Kids With Myopia Need to Spend More Time Outdoors2021-06-09T17:21:45+00:00

What Causes Myopia?

The drastic increase in the number of children diagnosed with myopia during the past decade is astonishing — but is it surprising? Not really. When you analyze the causes of myopia, it becomes clear why more and more children are becoming affected by this progressive eye disease. What Is Myopia? Myopia, often referred to [...]

What Causes Myopia?2021-05-19T21:28:47+00:00

Does Myopia Get Worse With Age?

Many parents who come into our practices consider their children’s myopia as a simple vision problem that needs correction. Each time the child needs a higher prescription, they just “fix” it by buying them a new pair of glasses. What many parents don’t realize is that myopia can actually harm a child’s eyes and [...]

Does Myopia Get Worse With Age?2021-03-08T21:00:15+00:00

What on earth is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is a procedure that describes reshaping of the cornea (front optical surface of the eye) with a contact lenses. The purpose of corneal reshaping the is to improve vision when the lens is taken out. Similar with orthodontics that move teeth into a more desirable appearance. Orthokeratology reshapes the front of the eye [...]

What on earth is Orthokeratology?2021-03-09T19:04:29+00:00
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