Learn about Myopia and Book a Consultation at 4Sight iCare
Myopia is a medical condition
The public is trained to ignore myopia because in small quantities it’s not detrimental to life other than having to wear glasses or contacts.
But for those who become high myopes it is life-altering in many ways: most critically it endangers eye health because the myopic change is from a harmful elongation of the eyeball. The world health organization considered the growing number of high myopia an epidemic before COVID was known to exist, and eye doctors around the world have been working to prevent the growing complications of high myopia.
Prevention is the Best Medicine
Our philosophy is that PREVENTION IS THE BEST MEDICINE, so when we identify healthy eyes we also identify ways to keep them that way. For those trending toward myopia, we want to stop the roller coaster BEFORE it goes down the free-fall drop in the track ahead. Myopes experience more complications that can affect the health of their eyes, they suffer more blinding eye diseases later in life, and they lose the ability to function without glasses/contacts within the first 2 decades of life. What if we could prevent all these complications of high myopia by preventing myopic overgrowth of the eye. Modern glasses and contact lenses do amazing things to improve the sharpness of vision while they are being worn, but vision shaping retainers, special dual-focus lenses, and low-dose atropine drops reduce myopic progression. We don’t have to repeat history with this next generation of glasses-wearers. Myopia Management is a specialty service performed by those doctors at the forefront of eye care.
Slow the Progression of Myopia
The myopic progression that will take place in approximately 30% of all children will result in a whopping 5 Billion affected adults by 2050. The way to stop this trend is to slow the progression and it all starts by getting annual eye exams and, when you see fit, taking the extra step to enroll your child in a Myopia Management Program to monitor them closely and slow the progression.
Book a Consultation for your Child at 4Sight iCare
A Myopia Management Consultation for your child at 4Sight iCare takes about 30 minutes and is valued at $98. This fee is waived for established patients when they are invited back following a comprehensive eye exam that identified this specific need. Schedule your consultation below.