Myopia Resources

Myopia Management Resources

Myopia is the most common refractive error in kids and young adults and is now viewed as an epidemic due to its drastically increasing prevalence and severity.

Although many people have heard of being nearsighted, few are aware that being myopic increases the risk of dangerous and potentially blinding ocular diseases. In fact, 85% of people view myopia as simply a lifestyle inconvenience rather than a true health risk.

At Handel Vision Clinic, we are proud to offer myopia control to patients in Akron, Fairlawn, Green, Newton Falls and surrounding communities. Our job is to educate our patients on these risks and offer management strategies to help minimize them in order to promote a lifetime of healthy eyes and clear vision.

If you’re interested in learning more about the science behind myopia control, there are numerous scholarly articles and research studies available on the topic. We have compiled a list of our favorites that further explain the risks of myopia as well as the evidence-based treatments we offer in our clinic such as corneal molding, specialty soft contact lenses, and atropine drops.