Myopia Is a Global Vision Problem
Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision disorder. Today, nearly 30% of the U.S. population is myopic, but by 2050, more than 50% of the global population will have myopia. As myopia grows in prevalence, more eye care and health professionals are adopting techniques and tools to slow myopia progression.
Myopia management can protect vision and reduce the risk of eye health complications. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for life-long healthy vision. Contact us to learn how your child may benefit from myopia management.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia (nearsightedness) occurs when the cornea is too curved or the eyeball is too long. The shape changes how light enters the eye and how it is focused. With myopia, light is focused in front of the retina (located at the back of the eye) instead of directly on it.
The Risks of High Myopia
Myopia, like any vision disorder, can affect individuals uniquely. People may have low or high myopia. Myopia can be a progression, so a person diagnosed with low myopia as a child may develop high myopia later in life.
People with low myopia may experience few vision symptoms, but those with high myopia have an increased risk of vision problems. High myopia also increases the risk of eye conditions that can threaten sight, including:
Slow Myopia Today
Preventing myopia progression can help protect life-long vision. Early myopia management offers children their best chance for healthy vision. We can answer your questions about myopia and recommend options for your eye care needs.
Vision therapy is an effective, non-surgical, doctor-supervised treatment that retrains the brain and eyes to work together more efficiently. Rather than compensate for vision problems, vision therapy aims to treat and correct the visual system itself. Discover how we can help you or your child overcome vision problems and build a greater sense of confidence.
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We’re located just off Nicholas Street across from Westroads Mall. If you have trouble finding us, please give us a call at 402-493-6500.
- 9900 Nicholas St, Suite #250
- Omaha, NE 68114
- Phone: 402-493-6500
- Fax: 402-493-4370
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:15 AM – 5:15 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
- Wednesday: 8:15 AM – 5:15 PM
- Thursday: 8:15 AM – 5:15 PM
- Friday: 8:15 AM – 5:15 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed