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Category: Myopia Control


Can Myopia Be Reversed?

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Myopia, or nearsightedness, affects approximately 1.45 billion people worldwide and represents a significant health concern in modern society. It’s a widespread visual impairment—but can it be reversed?  While technology now exists to slow myopia, it’s still not a reversible condition. Your optometrist can help determine whether you or your child can use myopia control methods […]

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What Type of Lens Is Used to Correct Nearsightedness

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Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a common refractive error characterized by the inability to view distant objects clearly. Light is not properly focused by the eye’s lens and cornea, making images blurry or distorted. In most cases, nearsightedness can be corrected using concave prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Your optometrist can determine the right […]

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Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to vision problems, there are 2 that come up often: myopia and hyperopia. But what exactly is the difference between these? Myopia is also known as nearsightedness, which is best described as faraway objects appearing blurry while nearby objects remain clear. However, hyperopia is kind of like the opposite—faraway objects are clear, […]

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Ortho-K Lenses: Everything You Need to Know

A close-up of a female hand inserting an orthokeratology lens in a container. Orthokeratology Lenses are specialized contact lenses to reshape the cornea, the clear front part of the eye.

If you’re looking into nearsighted treatments, you might’ve encountered something called ortho-k and seen it described as “orthodontics for your eyes.” But what does that mean? Ortho-k, also known as orthokeratology, is a non-surgical treatment that uses specialized contact lenses to reshape the cornea, the clear front part of the eye. These lenses can work […]

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