The Myopia Management Clinic
for Young People
The Only Optometry Practice in Port Alberni Providing Myopia Management for Young Individuals
In an era dominated by screens and near-range activities, myopia, or nearsightedness, has become a prevalent concern, particularly among the younger population. Recognizing the importance of proactive eye care and early intervention, Everlook is committed to prioritizing myopia management strategies specifically designed to address the unique needs of children and teenagers.
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Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error in the eye that causes distant objects to appear blurry while close objects can be seen clearly.
Parents should be attentive to certain signs that may indicate the development of myopia (nearsightedness) in their child. Early detection is crucial for timely intervention. Look out for the following signs:
- Blurred vision, especially for distant objects
- Squinting or frequent eye rubbing
- Headaches due to eye strain
- Difficulty seeing clearly while driving or playing sports
- Sitting close to the TV or holding books very close
- Frequent changes in prescription for glasses or contact lenses
Myopia is growing around the world, with a recent study estimating that on average, 30% of the world is currently myopic and by 2050, almost 50% will be myopic, that’s a staggering 5 billion people. -Myopia Institute
Early Intervention for Long-Term Eye Health:
Identifying and addressing myopia in its early stages can help slow down its progression and reduce the risk of complications. Proactive steps to address myopia early on include:
- Regular Eye Exams
- Implementing myopia management strategies
The Benefits of Early Intervention
- Slowing Progression
- Reduced Risk of Complications
- Enhance Quality of Life
- Better Long-term Eye Health
Everlook’s Focus on Myopia Management
At Everlook, we understand the importance of proactive eye care, especially in the context of the rising prevalence of myopia among the younger generation. Children and adolescents, in particular, benefit from timely intervention as myopia often develops during these formative years. Our Myopia Management Plan provides personalized strategies that go beyond conventional approaches, aiming to slow down the progression of myopia and ensure the long-term eye health of children and teenagers. The plan includes:
- Tailored Approaches: Our myopia management plans are customized to address the age, lifestyle, and visual demands of each individual, ensuring a comprehensive and targeted approach.
- Innovated Solutions: We incorporate advanced technologies to enhance the effectiveness of tailored strategies to manage and alleviate the impact of myopia.
- Lifestyle Counseling: Recognizing the impact of lifestyle on myopia progression, we provide parents and guardians guidance on fostering healthy visual habits and promoting outdoor activities