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Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common condition in which people have trouble seeing something in the distance while still seeing objects up close clearly. Those with myopia may struggle to decipher writing across the room from afar, such as when looking at a blackboard or road sign. This condition typically begins in childhood.  


How to Treat Progressive Myopia  

When a child is diagnosed with myopia, they are typically prescribed eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct their vision. In some cases, the condition will stabilize by the time the child becomes an adult. In other cases, myopia can progressively worsen as the child ages. This is because the eyeball shape continues to grow over time and impacts the child’s sight. It’s estimated that up to 40% of children in the United States have myopia, and if you develop myopia as a child, you may be more susceptible to other eye problems later in life, such as early cataracts or a detached retina.  

Progressive myopia can cause symptoms such as: 

  • Eyestrain 
  • Headaches 
  • Fatigue, particularly after looking at objects in the distance for extended periods 

Due to progressive myopia’s negative impact on eye health and quality of life, it is important to get routine eye exams regularly to screen for this condition. The earlier myopia is caught, the sooner your doctor will be able to create a myopia management plan that can help you or your child avoid significant eye health issues later in life. 

At EyeQ Optical, the first step to managing myopia is to visit our office for a comprehensive eye exam or pediatric eye exam. At this exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests to check your eyes or your child’s eyes, determine your overall eye health, and screen for myopia. If myopia is discovered, your doctor will guide you through the proper treatment plan for correcting the issue and preventing further progression. 


Myopia Control in Spokane Valley   

Interested in learning more about myopia management? Schedule an eye exam at our Spokane Valley eye care center and let us know if you want to learn more about myopia control. Our qualified staff will help you find the right solution for your needs. 

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