Vision Therapy in Southlake

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 Southlake

Our optometry practice in Southlake

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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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Metlife Vision

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. 14, 2024
I have always received excellent care at Marsh, Eye Center. And even better, I genuinely feel apprec... iated and valued as a patient and customer. Everyone from the doctors, the front desk staff, to the opticians are warm, friendly, and professional.
- Jan. 10, 2024
Prompt and friendly service by the front desk, technicians, and doctor. I did not feel rushed and al... l of my questions were answered thoroughly.
- Jan. 05, 2024
Highly skilled team!
- Dec. 31, 2023
Super nice people, we’ve been customers of Marsh for the last 20 years.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Excellent quality
- Nov. 03, 2023
Professional, friendly and caring staff!
- Oct. 05, 2023
Always professional and very helpful
- Sep. 29, 2023
We love Marsh Eye Center! They have taken care of our entire family for many years. Highly recommend... !
- Sep. 03, 2023
The staff at Marsh Eye Center is very professional and helpful. Excellent experience there. Thank ... you.
- Jul. 27, 2023
Dr. Anthony Cortez was awesome and the staff was super helpful. Definitely recommend
- Jun. 15, 2023
Professional, Clean environment, Friendly staff, Low wait time. Dr. Ayomide Osibanjo was informative... on my care, good listener, and kind.
- Jun. 13, 2023
Great eye care, been going here since I was a kid and the service has only gotten better! Kendyl was... fantastic and knew what she was talking about. The receptionists were very attentive. The doctor was very knowledgeable and walked three everything she was seeing.
- Jun. 05, 2023
The entire staff was incredibly friendly and personable. I enjoyed the frame buying experience as we... ll. 😊
- May. 12, 2023
Great eye care & excellent service!! Kendyl did a great job helping me pick out frames. It's like sh... e knew what styles I liked & she helped me find just the right frames to try on. Dr. Green provided amazing care & explanations. Definitely get the high tech eye photo & skip the dilation!! Awesome vision care office!!!
- Apr. 22, 2023
Awesome. Very happy with the service and care provider
- Apr. 20, 2023
Dr Carol Ann was awesome and very helpful. Their service area is a different situation. Don’t retu... rn calls
- Apr. 07, 2023
Everyone was friendly & professional
- Mar. 24, 2023
Ty Davis was extremely pleasant and helpful. She was such a joy to work with for my son's glasses!
- Mar. 20, 2023
Outstanding customer service
- Jan. 26, 2023
Dr. Carol Marsh is knowledgeable, professional which lends to a thorough and complete examination.

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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 Marsh Eye Center today to explore your options and ensure a clear, bright future for your child.

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