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The Link Between High Myopia and Serious Eye Diseases

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Are You at Risk?

High myopia, often referred to as severe nearsightedness, is a condition characterized by a high degree of myopia, resulting in significant difficulty seeing distant objects. While myopia can pose challenges, individuals with high myopia face an increased risk of developing severe eye diseases that can lead to vision loss. Understanding the connection between high myopia and these eye conditions is crucial for early detection and intervention.

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Defining High Myopia

High myopia is typically diagnosed when a person's prescription exceeds -6.00 diopters. It often occurs when the eyeball becomes elongated, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. This structural change sets high myopia apart from mild to moderate myopia.


Serious Eye Diseases Associated with High Myopia

  • Retinal Detachment

    High myopia significantly raises the risk of retinal detachment, a condition where the retina, the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye, detaches from its normal position. This separation can lead to vision loss and requires immediate medical attention.

  • Retinal Tears and Holes

    High myopia can lead to the development of retinal tears or holes, which may be precursors to retinal detachment. These issues must be addressed promptly to prevent further complications.

  • Glaucoma

    Individuals with high myopia may face a higher risk of developing glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and result in vision loss. Regular eye exams are crucial to monitor and manage this condition effectively.

  • Cataracts

    While not directly caused by high myopia, individuals with high myopia may experience an earlier onset of cataracts, which cloud the eye's natural lens and lead to decreased vision.

  • Myopic Macular Degeneration

    High myopia can contribute to the development of myopic macular degeneration, a condition affecting the central part of the retina (macula). This can lead to central vision loss, impacting one's ability to see fine details clearly.


Strategies to Reduce Your Risk of Serious Eye Conditions

While high myopia is associated with an increased risk of severe eye diseases, there are steps you can take to reduce this risk:

  • Get Regular Eye Exams

    Routine eye exams are essential for early detection and timely intervention. Your eye care professional can monitor the health of your eyes and address any emerging issues promptly.

  • Myopia Management

    If you or your child has high myopia, myopia management strategies, including orthokeratology (ortho-k) and low-dose atropine, can help slow the progression of myopia and reduce the associated risks.

  • A Healthy Lifestyle

    A balanced diet, regular outdoor time, proper exercise, and lifestyle choices that promote overall health can contribute to better eye health. This can reduce your long-term risk of severe eye conditions.

  • Protect Your Eyes

    If you engage in sports or activities that pose a risk to your eyes, consider protective eyewear to prevent injuries that could exacerbate eye issues.


Myopia Management in Grove City

Our optometry practice in Grove City

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  • 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
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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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Perigo Family EyeCare: Your First Line of Defence Against High Myopia

The link between high myopia and serious eye diseases underscores the importance of proactive eye care. If you have high myopia or a family history of the condition, regular eye exams and discussions with your eye care professional are vital to safeguard your vision and reduce the associated risks.

Contact Perigo Family EyeCare to schedule an eye exam, and let us guide you through high myopia and its potential impact on your eye health.

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