Vision Therapy in East

Does Myopia Run in Families?

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Exploring the Hereditary Nature of Myopia

Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a visual condition that results in blurry distance vision while nearby objects remain clear. Concerns about your child's sight often lead to the question: Does myopia run in families? Understanding the genetic aspects of myopia is crucial for proactive management.

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The Genetic Factor

Myopia does indeed have a genetic link. If one or both parents have myopia, the likelihood of their children developing this condition increases. When both parents have myopia, the risk is even greater. Indeed, the genetic factors contributing to myopia can pass from generation to generation.

Environmental Factors

Lifestyle choices and daily habits can significantly impact myopia development and progression. Excessive screen time, a lack of outdoor activities, and prolonged periods of near work, such as reading or studying, can increase the risk of myopia.

Children are especially susceptible to environmental factors as their visual systems are still developing. These external influences can work in tandem with genetics, shaping how myopia progresses over time.


Myopia Management in East

Our optometry practice in East

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicaid
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Early Intervention is Key to Myopia Control

Knowing your family's myopia history can help you seek early intervention. Effective strategies can manage and control its progression, even with a genetic predisposition.

  • Lifestyle Adjustments

    Simple lifestyle changes, like reducing screen time and increasing outdoor activities, can reduce myopia progression and protect your child's visual health.

  • Dietary Choices

    Nutritional adjustments, such as a diet rich in eye-healthy nutrients, can support your child's vision and contribute to myopia management.

  • Regular Eye Exams

    Scheduling routine eye exams allows for early detection and timely intervention, which is crucial in managing myopia.

  • Educational Support

    Providing information and support about myopia to family and friends can raise awareness, foster understanding, and create a network of care.


Patient Reviews
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- May. 26, 2024
I have been going here for several years and I am very happy with them
- May. 16, 2024
I came in today to Eyecare Specialties and the service was amazing! Leslie Ramirez was extremely hel... pful helping me find the perfect fit for my frames. I am extremely happy with the service she provided to me. I am definitely coming back next year for my next aye exam. Thank you Leslie Ramirez!
- May. 13, 2024
(Translated by Google) Excellent service, my son's glasses turned out very nice, you can see that th... ey work with pure professionals. (Original) Excelente atención los Lentes de mi hijo le quedaron muy bonitos se nota que trabajan puros profesionales.
- May. 09, 2024
Like te service!!
- May. 07, 2024
We have been going with them for about 10 yrs and its always a good experience coming here
- May. 05, 2024
Awesome experience
- Apr. 08, 2024
The staff are very friendly and helpful. Dr. Kruglet was very thorough and now my contacts are more ... comfortable to wear!!
- Mar. 19, 2024
This place is great, very thorough eye exam, non pretentious environment with a knowledgeable and he... lpful staff. Tony was super helpful with choosing the right lenses.
- Feb. 29, 2024
Dr. Amanda, Josh and the front desk ladies were all awesome. My exam was quick and Josh even helped ... adjust the glasses I already had so they didn’t fall off my tiny head!
- Feb. 23, 2024
Great and friendly people, very accommodating, and simply an awesome experience!
- Feb. 11, 2024
I’ve been here 3 times in the past 5 months. Once for eye exam and twice for medical issues with a... n eye (black eye skiing, scratched eye). All times staff was accommodating, friendly and patient. Wait times were reasonable and quick.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Just sharing my experience with what was called "One Hour Optical". During my time in Denver, CO. fr... om 1997 till 2019. This business which at the time had a contract with the VAMC to help veterans with exams and glasses for free. Got two pairs of glasses from them which was a pleasant experience until I moved to Minnesota in 2019. The Minneapolis VAMC has their own eye clinic and eyeglass store in the hospital itself. I like that arrangement better. But, I liked the employees at this business during my time in Denver, CO. Edit: A reply to the owner's comment. Thank you for the sentiment, but I am in Minnesota now and can't "see you soon". Lol.
- Feb. 07, 2024
The exam was very thorough, and the cost of all the proceedings was outlined before -- whether it wa... s already covered by my insurance, or it would be an extra cost. And I had the option to postpone anything that would incur in extra cost. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.
- Jan. 31, 2024
Dr Benjamin was so amazing. One of the best eye appointments I have had in years. The staff at this ... location were also accommodating and professional.
- Jan. 23, 2024
great experience. Wonderful staff. nice selection and good budget options.
- Jan. 20, 2024
So greatful for this place! They are so kind and saw my sister urgently on a Saturday. She has an ex... tensive surgical history to one of her eyes and they did not hesitate to fit her in and make sure she wasn't experiencing a retinal detachment again. Thank you all so much!
- Jan. 16, 2024
Great place to get glasses
- Dec. 26, 2023
Excellent service and price
- Dec. 20, 2023
Great people, and they saved my left eye. I had a retinal tear, and they saw me within 24 hours of m... e calling them, and they directed me to the right people to fix it. Very grateful.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Staff was kind and helpful and Dr. Riggs was great! It was easy to make an appointment online and no... snags once I was in the office.

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Professional Myopia Solutions for Your Family

Understanding the hereditary aspect of myopia is the first step in addressing your concerns. Discover how our experts can help manage the risks of myopia within your family. Visit EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Colorado Boulevard today to explore your options and ensure a clear, bright future for your child.

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