Vision Therapy in Warsaw

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 Warsaw

Our optometry practice in Warsaw

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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
I love the knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful staff. Best eye doctors in the area! Great for the w... hole family. All five of us go here for check ups, eye glasses, and contacts.
- Feb. 22, 2024
Everyone was super friendly and helpful. My kids had a great experience.
- Feb. 13, 2024
Overall positive experience. Friendly, felt like the apposite time was afforded to my appointment.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Friendly service, knowledgeable staff, quick service, great choice of products.
- Feb. 06, 2024
Warsaw Family Eyecare Doctors, Nurses, and Receptionists are very kind, caring, and knowledgeable. M... y sons’ eye doctors were fantastic with my children and really took the time to educate me on each of my son’s eyesight! Highly recommend!
- Jan. 30, 2024
The staff and professionals truly care about your well being and it shows in everything they do!
- Jan. 22, 2024
Great care!
- Jan. 16, 2024
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Even sang "Happy Birthday" to my 88 year old mother and gave her a... card. Very kind people and great doctors.
- Jan. 15, 2024
Friendly staff and Dr Temple takes the time to answer any questions you may have. Overall great expe... rience!
- Jan. 13, 2024
Absolutely wonderful place to go! The staff here is amazing.
- Jan. 06, 2024
Friendly staff, great customer service, and the Dr. Go above and beyond.
- Dec. 22, 2023
The staff is awesome and very helpful!!
- Dec. 15, 2023
Today was my first visit, and it certainly wasn't the last. The staff were all friendly, helpful, a... nd professional. This was the most thorough eye exam I've ever had. The technician who performed the first set of tests was so good, and he eased my anxiety. I asked the doctor several questions, which she answered with thorough knowledge and explanations. She explained everything she was doing and finding. Each exam step was explained in detail, and they showed me the screens and explained what I saw. The technician who helped me choose frames was so honest. I specifically asked for her honest opinion; she even asked another technician, who gave her view, and I appreciated the honest opinion. The frames to choose from are extensive—so many choices. This will be my place for all future eye exams.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Just a kind and patient place to go with kids!
- Dec. 08, 2023
Made this experience so easy for Balian & I. Balian truly loved going to get his eyes 👀 checked! ... 😊❤️
- Dec. 01, 2023
Great place for all your eye care needs. From doctors to staff they take the time to listen to you a... nd explain what is going on with your vision.
- Nov. 28, 2023
Great place for eye care
- Oct. 29, 2023
I have been a patient at Warsaw Family Eyecare for several years. They are skilled, wonderful peopl... e who efficiently meet my needs. Grateful for them in Warsaw!
- Oct. 04, 2023
Great care. Great service.
- Sep. 30, 2023
I continue to be extremely satisfied with the care and service I receive at Warsaw Family Eyecare. T... he eye doctor as well as all of the staff are very professional, helpful and reassuring. I have recommended several of my family members to this eye care facility and will continue to recommend others as opportunities arise. They are absolutely great!

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

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