Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children
It happens to children every day, all over the world. Blurry eyesight. During the eye exam parents sit by anxiously as the optometrist reads them the new, higher prescription numbers and grimace when the numbers are higher than expected. They ask the Doctor how high will it go?” hoping for an answer yet knowing there is no way to predict. “What causes it, Doctor?” not getting any clear answer, just speculation regarding genetic factors, guesses about what’s going on in the child’s environment, and etc. “What can we do, Doctor? Until recently, no one knew for sure, but in the past decade scores of scientific studies have unmasked some of the mystery behind what makes children’s vision progressively worsen.
Myopia, the cause behind children’s worsening vision is a worldwide epidemic with eye health and vision implications. The Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children with worsening vision. We are a resource for parents offering simple explanations of physiologic mechanisms believed to cause progressive myopia and what scientific evidence has been proven to help slow down the progression of myopia. We also provide referrals to doctors across the country with experience applying the latest science to help slow down or stop your child’s worsening vision.
Each patient is treated on an individual case-by-case basis after undergoing a thorough eye examination by an optometrist qualified in the art and science of myopia control. The final management recommendation is backed by the latest scientific and clinical data so you can rest assured the recommended treatment is the right one for your child.
If you are interested in managing your vision or the vision of a loved one with nearsightedness and concerned about vision changes, contact an eye doctor from our directory near you or read through our website to learn about other options for improving your eyesight.