Most parents are familiar with myopia, also known as nearsightedness. Those with myopia have trouble seeing clearly at a distance. At Brecheen Learning & Vision Center, we have been providing residents of Lewisville, TX with reliable eye care services for many years. Our eye doctor, Dr. Brecheen, will evaluate your child’s eyes to determine whether or not they are suffering from myopia and provide treatment accordingly.
Frequency of Occurrence in Children
While myopia is typically associated with age-related vision deterioration, it is becoming far more frequent in school-age children. We offer many options to correct your child’s vision ranging from glasses and contacts to more involved approaches such as eye surgery.
A key factor driving an increase in Myopia cases has been overuse due to activities like reading, computer use, and more. These activities strain the eyes, and the condition will worsen if left unaddressed. Some children inherit nearsightedness due to genetics. If a child’s parent has myopia, the child’s chances of developing the condition increase.
The Seriousness of Myopia in Children
For most child-aged patients, nearsightedness is more of an annoyance than a real problem. With eyeglasses or contact lenses and vision therapy, most children can live, study, function, and play just fine. However, there are cases in which myopia will pose a significant challenge – especially when it begins to cause deterioration of eyesight in general. Our eye doctor will assess your child’s condition to determine the corrective measures that will be most beneficial to them.
Contact Us Today to Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Brecheen
As an optometrist with years of experience caring for myopic children in Lewisville, TX, Dr. Brecheen regularly sees young patients and provides corrections ranging from eyeglass prescriptions to vision therapy. Correcting nearsightedness early on can make a huge difference in a child’s academic performance. It can also improve your child’s athletic performance if he or she is involved in sports. Dr. Brecheen also advises families on lifestyle and diet choices that promote good eye health. Call Brecheen Learning & Vision Center today at (972) 221-2564 for more information or to schedule an appointment.