Video: What Are Myopia and Myopia Control?
There's more to myopia than nearsightedness alone, and it can affect overall eye health if it isn't properly managed.
You may be able to help your child avoid high myopia and the risks that come with it.
Contact lenses aren't right for everyone. Will they help your teen get clearer vision?
Learn about orthokeratology (ortho-k) and corneal refractive therapy (CRT) overnight contact lenses for myopia.
How you can improve your kid’s vision? Six ways to improve your child's vision include avoiding eye injuries, reducing eye infections and getting regular eye exams.
Athletes concerned about safety might consider orthokeratology for vision correction, which involves wearing eye-shaping contact lenses only at night.
Dr. Gary Heiting explains age requirements and contact lens safety, and the benefit of athletic performance, self-esteem and controlling nearsightedness.
Here's what you should do if your child's vision is getting worse every year.
Learn about what causes this condition and the potential complications if left untreated.
Dr. Gary Heiting explains what you need to know when your teen asks you about wearing contact lenses.
More About Myopia Control
Recent studies have shown that low-dose atropine eye drops for myopia control may slow the progression of myopia and eyeball elongation in children.
Try adding a few of these healthy habits into your child's daily routine.
Looking at objects in the distance doesn’t make myopia worse. It can actually be helpful for strained eyes in some cases.
Although decreasing screen time will not cure or reduce myopia that has already developed, it may slow down its progression.
The 20-20-20 rule relieves eye strain by reminding you to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.