Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the eye condition where close objects are clear but objects that are far away are blurry. The percentage of people who develop myopia is increasing dramatically, and there are both genetic and environmental factors determining onset and progression. In 2010, it is reported that 28% of the world’s population is affected by myopia, and by 2050, 50% of the world’s population is projected to myopic.

High levels of myopia may increase the relative risk of developing early cataracts, glaucoma, myopic macular degeneration, and retinal detachments.

Various studies have shown that it is possible to slow down myopia in children and teenagers through several treatment strategies. These include specially prescribed eye drops, corneal reshaping (orthokeratology), specialty soft contact lenses, and bifocal glasses.

After a thorough examination, we will determine the best treatment for you.

If you have additional questions on myopia or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (516) 627-5656 (Manasset) or (631) 864-0100 (Smithtown).!