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Smiling children outdoors
While myopia is a common and treatable condition, researchers are concerned about how many more people are nearsighted today than in relatively recent years.
Young girl watching device and rubbing eye
Any parent who learns about the growth of myopia cases, and of their possible effects, has a simple, urgent question: How can I tell if my child has myopia?
Child being examined by eye doctor
Prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses are the most common treatment for myopia.
Cory Manley ’85, OD ’89 retired last December after working with Pasco (Wash.) Vision Clinic for nearly three decades.
Myopia eye drop study
People are diagnosed with myopia every day. But the implications of that diagnosis may vary widely. In most cases, the condition is easily treated, as with a pair of prescription eyeglasses. But other cases, if allowed to progress, may be more alarming.
Definition of Myopia Nearsightedness
The human eye is a marvel of precision biology. And like any finely tuned device, or organ, it can get out of tune. When the eyeball works perfectly, light enters through the pupil and cornea and is focused on the back wall of the eyeball, known as the retina. The retina, sensitive to light, conveys the image to the brain for processing.
David Qualls ’54, OD ’56 died Nov. 27, 2018, at age 86.
Nicole Stocks OD ’18 joined the Blink Eyewear optometric practice in Calgary, Alberta (Canada).
Dr. Bernard Brown Pictured Smiling
After Bernard Brown '49, OD '50 earned a Purple Heart and his way home from the European Theater in World War II, he pursued a lifelong career in optometry with a degree from Pacific University. Now, he's helping other veterans follow him into the profession.
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