Vision Therapy in Tucson

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 Tucson

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Hours
  • Monday 7:30 am - 5:15 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:15 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:15 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:15 pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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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. 06, 2024
The optometrist and all staff are super nice, detail-oriented, and helpful; I feel well taken care o... f each appointment!
- Jan. 25, 2024
Dr Martin and his staff are great at taking care of our family’s needs.
- Jan. 03, 2024
“Best glasses I’ve ever had. I can’t stop smiling” I’m happy we chose Clear View.
- Jan. 03, 2024
Dr. Martin is the best! Recommend him to everyone I love & care about!
- Dec. 15, 2023
Great staff. Great selection of eyeware. Dr. Martin truly cares about your eye health.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Dr Martin and his staff are very thorough and take the time to answer my questions. I've been a pati... ent in his practice for many years and appreciate his use of top of the line technology to provide the best diagnostics. Thanks!
- Dec. 06, 2023
I was in and out of my eye exam shortly. I never felt rushed when picking out frames and the gal tha... t helped me made it very fun - I’ve never had glasses before! The doctor gave me straight up info about my eyes which I appreciated. I got to look at all the diagrams of my eyes which was super cool! Great visit 10/10
- Oct. 27, 2023
Dr. Martin and his staff are professional but also offer personal caring that you just don't see at ... other eye businesses
- Oct. 21, 2023
Laura and the staff was such a great help!! They made me feel very welcomed!! And I was able to pick... out the cutest glasses at a good price!! Thank you clear view vision care!
- Oct. 17, 2023
Everyone was friendly and professional, and the service was way above par.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Everyone was nice friendly and helpful!
- Sep. 26, 2023
Fantastic experience.
- Sep. 22, 2023
Excellent as always . Highly recommend Dr Martin
- Sep. 18, 2023
I have been going to Dr Martin for several years and this year he identified a potential problem wit... h my eyes. I am only 42 and this issue is normally something that comes up much later in life, but it can lead to blindness so it's quite serious. Dr. Martin immediately emphasized to me how important it was to follow up with a retina specialist and I could tell that he was trying to be careful not to cause undue stress but also that it was not something to take lightly. He had his staff get me an appointment (they even fought to get it moved up to a sooner date than what was originally available on my behalf). It turned out to be serious enough that i needed to have surgery on both eyes. To have a doctor who really CARES about your well being and isn't just pushing through as many patients as they can to make the most money possible is so refreshing. I highly recommend Clear View Vision!!!
- Sep. 18, 2023
Best eye doctor in Tucson !!!
- Sep. 15, 2023
Dr Martin has been my optometrist for decades and I recommend him to everyone I know. I have a fairl... y extreme prescription and I am always well taken care of.
- Sep. 06, 2023
Dr Martin is very nice and is knowledgeable with Dry eye syndrome And all his staff are so kind and... friendly
- Aug. 22, 2023
Excellent service.
- Aug. 08, 2023
They have very professional service but the staff and the doctor cares for the patient as a person.
- Jul. 27, 2023
Wonderful, caring doctor and staff. Care is first-rate, up to date, and at the highest professional ... standard. You can trust Dr. Martin with your eyes!

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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 Clear View Vision Care today to explore your options and ensure a clear, bright future for your child.

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