MYOPIA is a REFRACTIVE ERROR disturbing the clear focus of distant objects caused by a combination of the eye being too long, or the cornea – lens focusing too strongly.
Myopia is also called “Nearsightedness” and can be treated with minus, concave spectacles or contact lenses.
Refractive errors change with age. In many children, especially those with myopic parents, and this children who spend lots of time indoors looking at near objects, or text-books, myopia may progress substantially through the teen years.
Myopia Progression Therapy: Clinical studies now prove that myopia progression can be effectively lessened through combinations of dilating drops, contact lenses and or special spectacles. Dr. Kyle Smith can carefully evaluate patients and customize therapy if myopia is predicted to progress.