The Myopia Epidemic
The prevalence of myopia in people ages 12-52 has grown rapidly, from 25% of the U.S. population in 1972 to 41.6% in 1999-2004, according to a study by the National Eye Institute.
Besides causing blurry vision and the need for thick glasses, myopia can have serious ocular health consequences.
The Virginia Eyecare Center approach to CONTROLLING Myopia
Many doctors simply compensate for the main symptom of myopia- blurry vision- with glasses and standard contact lenses. However, as the prevalence and degree of myopia has skyrocketed, and as the health consequences of myopia has become more evident, Virginia Eyecare Center’s doctors have realized the need and the ability to treat the condition of myopia in order to prevent advanced vision loss and eye disease. This is called myopia control. Ask your doctor about a personalized treatment plan today!