Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is one of the most common vision conditions affecting approximately 30+% of people in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that 20-25 million children have Myopia in the United States alone. With nearsightedness, objects up close are seen clearly while distant objects appear blurry or out of focus. This results when the eye grows too long from front to back measured by the axial length of the eye. The elongation of the eyeball causes light rays to focus incorrectly on the retina resulting in blurry distance vision. While nearsightedness cannot be cured, there are various options for slowing or stopping the progression of myopia (nearsightedness)...

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Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is an incredibly prevalent vision condition, affecting around 30% of Americans, with an estimated 20-25 million children untreated in the United States alone. It develops when the eyeball grows longer from front to back than normal, with the symptom of blurry distance vision. Myopia tends to begin in childhood and worsen over time. This leads many to wonder - is nearsightedness genetic? Let’s explore the evidence surrounding myopia’s hereditary patterns.

Research Shows a Strong Genetic Link

Extensive research, including twin studies, family patterns, and genetic mapping, provides compelling evidence that genetics play a significant role in myo...

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Halloween is just around the corner as the leaves change beautiful hues of orange and the fresh fall breeze permeates the air. This popular festival is a time for silly costumes, eerie décor, and, of course, delicious goodies. Nevertheless, many people are unaware that October is also Halloween Eye Health and Safety Month, a wonderful time to highlight the need to protect your vision during this festive season.

At Treehouse Eyes, we believe in preserving your child’s eyesight all year round, ensuring better vision for life. In this blog post, we'll explore some simple yet effective ways to protect your eyes and ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween celebration.

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The Complex Relationship Between Eye Growth and Myopia Development

The human eye is a remarkably dynamic organ that undergoes natural growth and changes over a lifetime. One key factor that significantly impacts eye development is myopia, also known as nearsightedness.

Myopia occurs when the eyeball elongates (grows too long) from front to back, causing light rays to focus incorrectly and distant objects to appear blurry. This eye growth is driven by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Research shows myopia is becoming more prevalent globally, affecting around 30% of the world's population, with an estimated 50% by the year 2050. Theories for this increase include frequent near-...

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August marks Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, shining a spotlight on the critical need to protect children’s vision and eye health. Clear sight is vital for kids to thrive in school, sports, play, and daily life. However, many children have undiagnosed vision issues that require early detection and intervention for the best outcomes.

Why Early Detection Matters
Catching vision problems early in childhood is crucial. Early detection ensures children get the vision correction they need during critical developmental windows. Those children suffering from vision deficits can lead to academic issues, behavioral problems, and even low self-esteem issues.

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As a parent, your child's health is of paramount importance. An essential aspect of this health puzzle is your child's vision. In our technologically driven world, conditions like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism are becoming increasingly prevalent among children. This article will unpack these conditions, helping you understand what they are, how they differ, and most importantly, what you can do to manage and treat them.

What is Myopia?

Myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, occurs when the eye grows too long from front to back, causing light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina rather than directly on its surface. When this happens, distant objects appear blur...

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When it comes to common vision disorders, myopia and hyperopia are often confused. In the article, we’ll dive deep into these distinct vision impairments, understand their distinctive characteristics, and explore current treatment modalities.

Understanding Myopia and Hyperopia

Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness, is a vision condition whose symptoms are blurry distance vision. This is a result of the eye growing too long from front to back leading to blurry vision when looking at faraway objects.

On the other hand, hyperopia, or farsightedness, is the opposite. Distant objects are clear, but those up close appear blurry. This condition occurs when the eye is too short from front ...

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You want your children to develop healthy eyes and learn how to take care of their eyes as they grow up. As a parent, you also want to make sure that your child can see well enough to do the things they enjoy doing. Pediatric optometrists are specialized healthcare professionals who care for the visual and ocular needs of infants, children, and teens.

In this article, we will discuss some factors you must consider when choosing an optometrist for your children.


Location is essential when choosing the best optometrist for kids near you. If your child has a busy schedule, it may be more difficult for them to travel long distances to get to their appointments. Maybe you're unsure about ho...

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What Is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease is an eye condition that occu...

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What Is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common vision problem that will affect half the world’s population by 2050. It occurs when the eye is unable to focus on distant objects without corrective lenses like glasses or contacts. Myopia is caused by a variety of factors, including genetic and environmental factors, and tends to worsen with age.

Is Myopia Genetic?

If you're thinking about myopia, knowing if it's genetic is essential. If you happen to be myopic, then your kids might be at risk of developing the same condition.

Myopia has two types: genetic and non-genetic (or "acquired"). Genetic myopia is passed down through families and tends to run in certain clusters ...

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