Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children
It happens to children every day, all over the world. Blurry eyesight. During the eye exam they 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 improving the quality of life for children with worsening vision. We are a resource for parents that offers a simple explanation of the physiologic mechanisms believed to cause progressive myopia and what scientific evidence has shown might prove or disprove the effectiveness of the various methods offered by eye care professionals. 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 utilizing the latest in digital eye examination technologies. Our final recommendation is backed by the latest scientific and clinical data and references provided to the parents for their perusal.
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.