Vision Therapy in Grove City

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 Grove City

Our optometry practice in Grove City

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 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 Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife

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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- Feb. 23, 2024
Friendly staff and personable doctor. Very helpful and patient with answering questions. Highly reco... mmend!
- Feb. 19, 2024
Wonderful customer service, nice, friendly people. It’s a pleasure to do business here.
- Feb. 03, 2024
We've used Perigo for years and will continue using them. They've always been great with our kids, e... specially with repairs and patience!
- Dec. 18, 2023
The best care I've received hands down.
- Sep. 19, 2023
Very patient working with my family on contact practice and picking out glasses. Helped give my daug... hters even get separate cases when they had the same one. Doctor has great manner and is very patient answering questions. It's a very clean office with a great staff.
- Oct. 29, 2021
Staff is always so friendly. Lobby is always clean and nice. And Dr. Perigo is super knowledgeable,... patient and makes you feel like family. Thank you.
- Sep. 23, 2021
The people there r always so nice and I really like the Dr I see. Very professional. The place is ve... ry clean too.
- Jun. 24, 2020
From the minute you walk in the door you are made to feel that you and your eye care are important. ... Dr. Perigo takes his time with you as do the assistants that help you with finding frames etc. I highly recommend Perigo Family Eyecare. You won't be disappointed!!
- Feb. 11, 2020
Dr. Perigo is awesome and so are the staff!
- Dec. 23, 2019
amazing place to get eye care from the doctor was very attentive to my needs and Andrea who is a fri... end of the family thank you perigo family
- May. 07, 2019
Great place and excellent staff, the optometrist explained everything in detail and she's pretty hot... 😁. Highly recommend this place
- Jan. 11, 2019
Amazing service. Was greeted right away. Felt like I was a long time customer even though I was a ne... w patient. Everyone in the office listened and were very professional. Excellent prices. Will return and will refer my wife. Thank you to the wonderful staff for such a positive experience!
- Oct. 24, 2018
The staff is friendly, appointments are easy to make. I believe Dr. Perigo helped save my husband’... s vision. He is very attentive.
- Oct. 05, 2018
Awesome experience! Dr. Perigo takes the time to explain everything and gives by far the most compr... ehensive eye exam ever. I usually go into that thinking it's just mainly an appointment to get glasses but Dr. Perigo takes the time to explain eye health and changes since the last appointment, so I left feeling a little smarter about my health. Highly recommended.
- May. 29, 2018
The staff and Dr. Perigo are always so frienlyf and helpful. IdI recommend a visit for yourself. Ive... I been a patient for years.
- Apr. 19, 2018
I reccomend this eye doctor to everyone. I went in today with broken glasses got my eye exam and my ... glasses will be ready tomorrow orMonday. Also they have me one of their frames so I didn't have to have broken tapes up glasses. THEY ARE BY FAR THE BEST EYE DOCTORS IVE EVER BEEN TO!!!! IF I COULD GIVE THEM 20 STARS I WOULD
- Nov. 15, 2017
Great place! Everyone is super friendly.
- Aug. 21, 2016
Just moved to Grove City, and needed an eye doctor. I've had many issues in the past with the presc... ription. My wife had just gone here and she had great things to say. My visit had meet all expectations. The receptionist greeted me when I entered the office. My wait was short and they ran the tests with current tools and gadgets. Next, I meet with the Dr. and we chatted a bit and finished the exam. It was just a really comfortable and nice experience to have, and most important she got my prescription right. Would highly recommend giving Perigo a shot if your looking for a place to try.
- Jun. 29, 2014
The doctors here are friendly and skilled. They use the latest tech to evaluate your eyesight and ex... plain what is going on in easy to understand terms. They are also great with children. They genuinely care about improving your eyesight, rather than making extra money on things you don't need. I initially went to another eye doctor in town, and they diagnosed her with an eye condition that she did not have. The doctors here at Perigo Family Eye Care quickly saw that wasn't the case and gave her a prescription that helped her eyesight tremendously. If you're looking for a great eye doctor in Grove City, you should go here.

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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 Perigo Family EyeCare today to explore your options and ensure a clear, bright future for your child.

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