Clear Vision Your Child Can Rely On
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes objects at a distance to appear out of focus and blurry. Nearly 10 million Americans deal with myopia and need to wear corrective eyewear for clear vision every day, making it one of the most common refractive errors in the United States.
Typically, myopia occurs when the eyeball grows too long, or the cornea becomes too steep. When either happens, light cannot correctly enter the eye to rest on the retina to create a clear image, causing blurred vision.
At Diablo Valley Optometric Group, we offer a few types of myopia management therapies designed to slow the condition’s progression. Although myopia cannot be cured without surgery, it can be prevented from worsening, especially if treated during childhood. If you’re interested in myopia management and what it can do for you or your child, please give us a call.