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Is Myopia Hereditary?

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 […]

New Glasses Study for Nearsighted Children

Is your child nearsighted (myopic)? Bellaire Family Eye Care is conducting a research study using spectacle lenses (glasses) in children with nearsightedness. If your child is 6 to 8 years old and has symptoms of nearsightedness, they may be eligible to participate. Common symptoms of nearsightedness include blurry vision, the need to squint or to […]

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Halloween Eye Health and Safety Month: Protect Their Vision

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., many people are unaware that October is also Halloween Eye Health and Safety Month, a wonderful time […]

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Eye Stroll for Vision 2023

October 14, 2023 @ 7:00AM — 10:30AM Central Time (US & Canada) Houston Zoo: 6200 Hermann Park Dr Houston, TX 77030 SCHEDULE: 7:00 am: Check-in 8:00 am: Walk Start 8:15 am: Ribbon Cutting 9:00 am: Breakfast 9:15 am: Animal Experiences & Face Painting 9:30 am: Costume Contest, Door Prizes, & Announcements Join the Bellaire Family […]

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Do Your Eyes Grow?

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 […]

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Understanding Myopia and Astigmatism: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

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 […]

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What’s the difference between 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 […]

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Pediatric Optometrist

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 enjoy their favorite activities. Pediatric optometrists are specialized healthcare professionals who care for the visual and ocular […]

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