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Myopia Control: What Options are Available?

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You may have heard of myopia before, or perhaps your child was diagnosed with this refractive error during their annual eye exam. Myopia is nearsightedness, meaning it causes distant vision to appear blurry. It can also increase your child’s risk of certain eye diseases later in life.  While myopia can’t be cured once it’s developed, […]

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Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?

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Myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) are two common vision problems that cause blurry vision, resulting from an irregular eye shape that does not bend light correctly. Myopia makes far-away objects look blurry, while hyperopia makes nearby objects look blurry.  Myopia and hyperopia are refractive errors that can cause difficulties in daily life. Knowing the difference […]

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