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Myopia FAQs

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1. What is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common condition in which distant objects appear blurry while close-up objects remain clear. Myopia tends to progress until around the age of 21, and during this time, a child's vision deteriorates, often requiring more frequent updates of their corrective lenses.

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2. What Causes Myopia Progression?

The exact causes of myopia progression are not fully understood, but several factors have been associated with it:

  • Myopia tends to run in families, so if parents are nearsighted, their children are more likely to develop myopia.
  • Extensive studying, reading, and activities that involve focusing on nearby objects can contribute to myopia progression.
  • The increasing use of electronic devices, especially when held close to the eyes, is thought to play a role in myopia development.
  • Spending less time outdoors may increase the risk of myopia progression.

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3. Why is Myopia Progression a Concern?

The progression of myopia is concerning as it's strongly associated with an increased risk of ocular diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment later in life.


4. What If My Child Wears Glasses or Soft Contact Lenses?

Even if your child regularly wears glasses or soft contact lenses to correct their myopia, the condition may continue to progress. Conventional corrective methods often address symptoms but don't tackle the root cause, which involves the elongation of the eyeball.


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- Dec. 19, 2023
**Exceptional Eye Care Experience at Vision Arora Clinic** From the moment we stepped into Dr. Aror... a's clinic, it was clear that we were in for an unparalleled eye care experience. This clinic sets a new standard in optometry, and here's why: **In-depth Knowledge:** Dr. Arora is, without doubt, the most knowledgeable eye specialist we've ever visited. His expertise shines through in every aspect of the exam. He not only identify issues with precision but also explain the underlying reasons in an easily understandable manner. **Detailed Examination Process:** The level of detail during the exam was truly remarkable. Each step was thoroughly explained, providing a sense of comfort and understanding about what was being done and why. This approach demystified the entire process, making us feel more involved and informed about our eye health. **Patient-Centric Approach:** It's rare to find a doctor who invests so much time and effort in ensuring patient comfort and understanding. Dr. Arora's patient-first approach is evident in his meticulous examination and the way he address every concern with patience and clarity. **Cutting-Edge Technology:** The clinic is equipped with the latest in eye care technology, which, combined with Dr. Arora's expertise, ensures a comprehensive and accurate assessment. **Conclusion:** We left the clinic not just with a better understanding of our eye health but also with the reassurance that we're under the care of a top-notch professional. Vision Arora is the go-to for anyone seeking an eye doctor who combines deep knowledge with a detailed, patient-focused approach. Highly recommended!
- Dec. 04, 2023
Dr Arora is a wonderful doctor and an even better person. He is not trying to get you in and get you... out. Dr Aora works with you as team to find the best eyecare solution for you as an individual. I have been a regular since 2016 and, whether it is eyeglasses or contact lenses you will see better then ever after a visit. I personally recommend him and I truly look forward to my next visit! Thank you Dr Aora for being an awesome eye doctor.
- Nov. 20, 2023
Staff very professional
- Nov. 13, 2023
The service at Vision Arora is excellent!
- Sep. 30, 2023
I highly recommended Dr. Arora and his team because they’re personable and professional. I always ... have a positive experience every time I visit.
- Aug. 18, 2023
Really go out of their way to get your insurance to work and get you the best deal for your money. T... hey went out of their way when my insurance got all mixed up. They went the extra mile. I'm going to them always. I'm a happy customer.
- Aug. 09, 2023
Very nice staff. Doctor Arora takes time to explain to you ,So you can understand if you have questi... ons.
- Aug. 07, 2023
Dr. Raj and team are very caring.
- Aug. 03, 2023
Best Vision Exam experience ever!
- Jul. 11, 2023
Excellent service eveytime. I have been going here for years and also got my husband to switch over ... as well. Will continue to go here for my eye needs.
- May. 25, 2023
Easily the most thorough, detailed optometry appointment I have ever had in 15 years of wearing cont... acts and glasses. Dr. Arora was very kind and knowledgeable and explained everything to me in great detail. It is obvious he is very passionate about his job and his patients; I will never go to another optometrist as long as Dr. Arora is practicing.
- Mar. 31, 2023
Dr. Arora and his staff are super detailed and actual care about your eye health. He takes his time ... and actual explains what is going on with your vision. I highly recommend him.
- Feb. 21, 2023
I've been going to Dr. Arora for the past 15 years and I couldn't be more impressed with his excepti... onal care. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable and hardworking, but he also has a wonderful bedside manner that makes you feel truly cared for. I was amazed by his attention to detail when he spotted a slight texture change in a picture of my retina, which he recommended we keep an eye on. After a few checkins, Dr. Arora saw that the retina had begun to tear. Thanks to his vigilance and expertise, I was able to see a retinal surgeon the same day. If it weren't for Dr. Arora's diligent care, I would have lost vision in my left eye. I highly recommend Dr. Arora to anyone in need of exceptional eye care in the greater Dallas area.
- Jan. 23, 2023
Dr. Raj is very thorough and loves what he does! He takes the time make sure you have the best lense... s for your eye type.
- Oct. 13, 2022
Have been going here since I was around 10. He helps and makes sure you get what you need.
- Sep. 23, 2022
We went to Dr.Aorora as my daughter's myopia was getting worse very fast. Dr.Arora discussed various... myopia management options and fitted her with specialty contact lenses that are meant to slow down myopia progression. To our amazement, my daughter's prescription hasn't changed in 2 years. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for myopia management.
- Jul. 22, 2022
I am very satisfied with Dr Arora and his staff. They are caring and pleasant to talk too. Dr Arora ... always takes the time to explain the details of the exam and provides an action plan that is best for me. Thank you Dr Arora for providing the best vision care.
- Jul. 15, 2022
Phenomenal experience. Great staff. Assessments are on point. Dr Arora is a true professional, sets ... the bar high for all other eye doctors. Thank you Vision Arora!
- Jun. 24, 2022
The staff was super helpful, professional, and knowledgeable. They all seem like they love what they... do and truly want to serve their customers. I would absolutely recommend.
- Jun. 21, 2022
They went into great detail and made sure that I was satisfied as well taken care of. Doctor worked ... with me all every and all options there were. At the end I got what I wanted no seeing 20/20 with no more eye strain

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5. How Can I Prevent My Child's Vision from Getting Worse?

To help prevent myopia progression, consider making lifestyle changes, including:

Reducing Screen Time: Limit screen time, and encourage breaks during prolonged use of digital devices.

Encouraging Frequent Breaks While Studying: Ensure your child takes regular breaks when studying or reading.

Increasing Outdoor Play: Encourage outdoor activities and playtime.

Adjusting Their Study Posture: Ensure proper posture during near work, avoiding sitting too close to screens or materials. 

Additional treatment may be necessary, depending on the level of your child’s myopia. Some of these options may include:

  • Atropine Drops
  • Orthokeratology (ortho-k)
  • Dual Focus Contact Lenses

6. What Is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a non-surgical procedure designed to reduce nearsightedness. It involves the therapeutic application of specially designed contact lenses to reshape the cornea, the front part of the eye, overnight. This can effectively correct nearsightedness and certain types of astigmatism.

Ortho-k offers a promising solution for managing progressive myopia while providing the freedom of being glasses or contact lens-free during the day. Clinical studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing myopia progression, thus reducing the risk of ocular diseases.


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7. Is Myopia Management Suitable for Adults or Only for Children?

Myopia management strategies are often most effective when initiated during childhood, as this is when myopia tends to progress most rapidly. However, certain approaches, such as orthokeratology (ortho-k), may also benefit adults. It's crucial to consult your Vision Arora eye doctor to determine the best approach for your specific situation.


8. How Often Should My Child's Eyes Be Examined for Myopia Progression?

Regular eye examinations are essential to monitor myopia progression. The frequency of these exams will depend on your child's age, myopia severity, and risk factors. Annual eye check-ups are generally recommended, but some cases may require more frequent visits.


9. Are There Any Side Effects or Risks Associated with Myopia Management Treatments?

Most myopia management treatments are safe and non-invasive, but awareness of potential side effects is essential. For instance, ortho-k lenses may cause temporary discomfort or dryness. Atropine eye drops may lead to increased sensitivity to light. Your Vision Arora eye doctor will discuss these potential side effects and help you decide on the right approach for your child.

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10. Is Myopia Management Expensive, and Does Insurance Cover It?

The cost of myopia management can vary based on the chosen treatment method and location. Some treatments, like ortho-k, may involve initial higher costs but could reduce long-term expenses related to prescription updates and potential eye health issues. Schedule an appointment with Vision Arora today to understand the specific costs and coverage options.

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