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Why Is My Child Rubbing Their Eyes?

A young girl rubbing her eyes while sitting at a table trying to draw.

The most common cause for eye rubbing is simply tiredness, and many other possible explanations exist. However, if you notice persistent and excessive eye rubbing in your child, it could be a sign of myopia, particularly if there’s a family history. If you’re unsure, an optometrist can look for signs of myopia during a comprehensive eye exam. […]

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Nearsighted vs. Farsighted: All About Refractive Error Treatment

A woman sitting on a couch holding her smartphone very close to her face.

When it comes to vision challenges, there are 2 common problems that both happen to be refractive errors: myopia and hyperopia. Myopia is best known as nearsightedness and can make distant objects blurry, while hyperopia is the opposite—it causes farsightedness, which means nearby objects may appear blurry.  Fortunately, both myopia and hyperopia can be treated […]

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Why Is My Child’s Eyesight Getting Worse?

A red-haired girl leans closer to her laptop to see its content better.

As a parent, you strive to ensure the well-being and health of your children, and few things are as worrying as seeing their vision getting worse. Fortunately, an eye exam can help you and your optometrist understand your child’s eyesight and could reveal they have myopia. Myopia is a progressive eye condition that can have […]

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What Type of Lenses Are Used to Correct Nearsightedness

A young boy smiling while holding a contact lens on his finger as a method of myopia control

You may have heard it called nearsightedness or myopia, but it’s a common condition that makes it difficult for people to see objects clearly at a distance. Nearsightedness is usually diagnosed during a child’s eye exam, as it typically develops during these early years. However, it can also occur later in life, typically due to […]

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Does Myopia Get Worse with Age?

A blurry view of an eye chart over a patient's shoulder showing they have myopia.

Many vision conditions are dynamic, meaning they can progress and develop over time. Our eyes are constantly changing, especially when we’re young. During childhood, many vision conditions start developing and can continue to progress into adulthood. A lot of kids are unaware of vision problems because they don’t know how their vision could look. It’s […]

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