Your Child's Myopia May Depend on What You Do Now

Myopia Control

Some children (and adult) eyes develop myopia and the percentage of people who develop it is increasing sharply. This site is about the science of myopia with the goal of stopping or slowing its progression. Myopia is getting worse around the world, even to the point of being called an epidemic by some. In some parts of Asia, 80% of the girls in high school are myopic. In the United States, myopia has increased 66% in thirty years so that now 42% of people aged 12-54 are myopic. It has become an issue of monumental importance affecting over a billion people around the world and it is getting worse.

Stop my eye's from getting worse

Research is showing that there are methods to slow or prevent the progression of myopia, but the actions work best when the child is younger. Myopic changes are generally permanent; they don't get better with treatment. Treatment should therefore be designed to prevent the development and progression and to do that requires eye examinations to start at a young age, approximately five years old for yearly exams. There are no guarantees that any specific treatment will work for an individual person but the lack of early care prevents any potential benefit from starting early.


If you are interested in myopia control and in managing your vision or the vision of a loved one with nearsightedness, please contact Eye Q Optometrist and request an appointment with Dr. Abraham Zlatin.

Manhattan 212-724-8855 / Scarsdale, N.Y. 914-472-5932

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Myopia Control in Westchester and New York City has been our focus for nearly 20 years. At Eye Q Optometrist, we continue to treat children with the most advanced technology and treatment options. Dr. Abraham Zlatin is Fellowship trained in myopia control and orthokeratology. Other than being the first fellowship-trained doctor for myopia control and orthokeratology in all of New York State, Dr. Abraham Zlatin uses specialized technology to achieve the best outcomes for myopia control. With years of experience custom designing myopia control orthokeratology molds, Dr. Zlatin has an advantage in treating myopia progression over less experience practioners who rely on commercially available retainers.

Myopia Control is a new term for many people today. Myopia has been increasing for children over the last decade at a frightening rate. Learn more about myopia control today. Infographic: Myopia Facts