Many researchers believe reduced outdoor time and increased screen time on devices are part of the problem along with certain genetic factors. Myopia often leads to struggles in school and activities for your child due to poor vision, as well as increased eye disease risks.
Dr. Lawrence Jacobs has been wearing glasses since age 5 and contact lenses since age 12. Dr. Jacobs also had his Laser eye surgery in 2012.
Experiencing the benefits of quality optometric care at a young age was what inspired him to one day become an eye doctor. He wanted to be able to improve people’s lives through clear, healthy vision which is a major reason why he provides myopia care for children.
Dr. Darren Jones, OD is a native of Aurora, CO and alumni from Rangeview High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University before going on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston.
Dr. Jones is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association. He loves helping people improve their vision - especially children. He believes everybody should be able to see the beauty of Colorado to the best of their ability.
Helping your child see clearly is an important step in addressing nearsightedness, but there are new options to treat childhood myopia – the disease that causes nearsightedness.
Higher levels of myopia significantly increase your child’s risks for serious eye diseases like retinal disease and glaucoma. Early intervention is the key.
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