What Causes Myopia?

Myopia occurs due to an abnormal curvature bend. The eye is normally round and smooth, similar to a marble. If you have myopia, your cornea isn't even and smooth. There are a couple of factors that can increase your risk of developing myopia.

  • Genetics: Myopia tends to run in families. If one of your parents is nearsighted, there is a chance that you will be as well. If both of your parents are nearsighted, your risk increases significantly.
  • Spending too much time indoors: Studies have shown that people who spend little time outdoors have a higher risk of having myopia than those who go outdoors often.

What Are the Symptoms Of Myopia?

The most common symptom of myopia is seeing objects in the distance as blurry. The other symptoms include:

  • Needing to squint to see objects in the distance
  • Needing to sit closer to the TV or in the classroom
  • Being unaware of objects in the distance
  • Excessive blinking
  • Needing to rub your eyes frequently to see objects in the distance more clearly

Give Your Child a Lifetime of Better Vision

Treehouse Eyes offers specialized treatment to slow or stop the progression of your child's myopia (nearsightedness)

Acuvue Abiliti Ortho K lenses for Kids

Did you know your child can have an active lifestyle with clearer glasses-free vision even if they have myopia? Our practice is proud to offer ACUVUE® Abiliti™ Overnight Therapeutic Lenses for Myopia Management. Learn more by visiting (Visit for important safety information). Call our office at (212) 765-2660 to schedule an appointment today.

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