Treehouse Eyes Myopia Blog

Comeback frequently to our blog to see the latest case studies, patient stories, research and new treatments available for childhood myopia

As a pediatric ophthalmologist, I see and treat children every day. From serious injuries that require surgery to more common infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), I’m used to dealing with parents rightly concerned about their child’s eye health and vision. One topic that unfortunately is not getting enough attention is childhood myopia. With over […]

I was honored recently to share my opinion on virtual learning and eye health with Education Dive, a leading news publication for K-12 and higher education. The move to virtual learning due to the pandemic has had negative consequences for kids, parents, educators, employers, and communities. What is not being discussed, and needs attention, is […]

A recent NIH-funded study shows that the use of multifocal contact lenses in myopic children can significantly slow down myopia progression—an important step in reducing the risk of developing sight-robbing eye diseases later in life.  Myopia is a disease where the eye grows too long. The symptom of myopia is nearsightedness, the inability to clearly […]

Dr. Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA The Myopia Epidemic Myopia is an eye disease with the symptom of blurred distance vision. If myopia were limited to a small portion of the population, if it were stable over time, if it could be corrected with eyeglasses, and if it rarely caused serious eye problems, it could be […]

It’s time to treat Myopia

Updated September 9, 2020

Please read our summary of the recent mention of Treehouse Eyes in The Wall Street Journal. To read the article in full, click here.   In ten years, roughly 3.3 billion people will be myopic according to the World Health Organization. By 2050, it’s expected that roughly 50% of the world’s population will be myopic. […]

Can Myopia be Cured?

Updated September 8, 2020

As an eye doctor specializing in treating myopia in children, I am excited that so many parents are becoming better informed about this issue. Recent articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other consumer media outlets are driving more awareness and interest from parents looking to help their child. Myopia is a […]

Is Myopia a Disease?

Updated September 1, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that 50% of the world’s population will have myopia by 2050, a staggering figure. Myopia significantly increases the risks of serious, sight-threatening diseases such as retinal diseases and glaucoma. We know the prevalence of myopia increased 66% in just 30 years in the U.S. alone between the early 1970s […]

With kids finally out of school, now is the time for parents to think about their child’s eyes and vision. Most children massively increased screen use during COVID-19, increasing their risk of myopia (blurry distance vision). Myopia traditionally has been thought of as a nuisance, easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses. However, as this […]

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