A Growing Concern
The condition is also known as nearsightedness. It causes near objects to appear clear while far-away objects are blurry or fuzzy.
High degrees of myopia significantly increases the risks of glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, and severe vision impairment later on in life.
It is important to identify myopia in children at an early age—the earlier myopia occurs, the more likely it is to become high myopia. We cannot cure myopia, but we can correct it in adults and control it in children.
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What Is Myopia?
Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved. The axial elongation of the eye causes light to focus on the wrong part of the retina, creating blur in faraway objects.
We monitor axial length with the Aladdin-M from Topcon Healthcare. It helps us to establish a baseline of the eye’s size and track any changes that indicate myopia is worsening.
There is no definitive answer as to why myopia develops, but if a parent has the condition, children are more likely to develop it. The prevalence of indoor activity and screen use is also thought to cause myopia progression, which could explain why the condition is increasing.
Studies show that when children spend more time outdoors, it slows the progression of myopia and can delay the onset of the condition. Playing outside is important for the overall health of children, and we certainly recommend physical activity and outdoor time.
Regular, comprehensive eye examinations for children are important too. By assessing your child’s eyes, we can determine the presence of myopia and control it before it impacts their ocular health.
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Methods of Myopia Control
After a comprehensive eye examination, if we determine that your child has myopia, we can offer methods of controlling the condition.
MiSight Contact Lenses
CooperVision’s MiSight contact lenses have been shown to slow myopia progression in children by up to 59%. These soft, daily contact lenses are easy for children to use and are suitable for kids as young as 8 years of age.
MiSight lenses use peripheral defocus technology to prevent the eyes from growing longer.
- 4408 East Pony Express Parkway, Suite A
- Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
- Saturday: CLOSED
- Sunday: CLOSED
Our Google Reviews
We have visited Eagle Vision three separate times now and have had a spectacular experience each time.
In the two instances that were emergencies, the staff got us into the doctor immediately. When we arrived at the office, we were treated so considerately and taken care of in a timely manner. The Dr is very knowledgeable and personable with all ages. What I appreciate most is that he takes his time with each patient; we have never felt rushed or that we only had so much time with him.
In one instance, my daughter had the end of a spiral notebook caught in her eye. We were able to see Dr. Barney immediately. He and the office staff took such good care of our little girl. They also saved us a great deal of money compared to visiting the ER and we got SUCH better service and consultation.
I HIGHLY recommend this office to anyone. We won’t be going anywhere else for our vision needs. It’s a longer drive for us, but well worth the time.
Dr. Barney did a great job with my 5 year old son. It was his first time getting his eyes checked and he helped him not to be nervous. It all went very smooth and professional. Great office! Great Dr.!
Love having an eye doctor close to my home that accepted my insurance. Did a great job with both me and my children. Very friendly and thorough. Good selection of frames.
Everything went well. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and got me into my appointment quickly. I thought it was better experience than going to one of those in-store optical centers, which would have cost the same amount or more.
Dr Barney, Thanks so much for all the help. I have had my exam, prescription, and glasses taken care of. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I also had 3 other family members go to Dr Barney.
Special thanks for offering to fix an older pair of glasses as well. I will try to round up the parts 🙂
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