Vision Therapy in Eagan

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 Eagan

Our optometry practice in Eagan

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • EyeMed
  • United Health Care Community Plan

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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- May. 23, 2024
Just a great visit. Been elsewhere like Sam’s club and they’re not setup to provide service like... Eagan eye clinic
- Apr. 15, 2024
I was well cared for by an excellent staff and a very knowledgeable Dr King. I highly recommend this... clinic for anyone needing an eye care.
- Apr. 09, 2024
Awesome service, they treat you like your their number one client as soon as you walk in the door.
- Mar. 26, 2024
I needed an extra pair of specs for reading music and computer distance vision. Eagan Eye Clinic was... dedicated to ensuring I was not disappointed with my new glasses. They are exactly what I was after! Thank you for the attention to detail!
- Mar. 05, 2024
Friendly staff and good service. Very happy with my new glasses.
- Feb. 28, 2024
I was very satisfied with your service.
- Feb. 25, 2024
Everyone is pleasant, competent, professional, and trying to do their best for their customers/patie... nts.
- Feb. 25, 2024
Excellent profesional service Never disappointed you
- Feb. 19, 2024
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- Feb. 12, 2024
I have used several optical services across the Twin Cities and have been disappointed by the qualit... y of the services of the opticians. Most of them seem quite inexperienced and have run-of-the-mill capabilities. However, the opticians at Eagan Eye Clinic are the exception. Clearly, they have both experience and expertise in advising me accurately and in making sure that the glasses work effectively for me. I will return to them for any future services. And excellent customer service as well. Good job!
- Feb. 08, 2024
I was very satisfied with the service that I received. The staff is very professional and friendly....
- Dec. 29, 2023
Excellent experience. Very efficient, great facility. I have been a patient there for many years and... have no complaints. Dr. Stout is fantastic.
- Dec. 29, 2023
I’ve been coming here for about 3 years now and have always had wonderful service. From the desk s... taff to the doctors, they are all friendly and professional. I’ve seen three different doctors and they’ve all been great. I’ll definitely keep coming here!
- Dec. 20, 2023
Very capable staff. Efficient visit. They don't push product that you don't need - honest assessme... nts.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Great staff
- Dec. 05, 2023
Welcoming, kid-friendly and knowledgeable!
- Nov. 23, 2023
Very friendly crew and they price match!
- Nov. 23, 2023
Great clinic. Professional and terrific care of my eyes
- Oct. 26, 2023
Excellent service and very informative
- Oct. 08, 2023
Totally good experience here. Staff all seemed qualified, cordial and welcoming while still profess... ional. Modern office has the latest equipment to give quick and detailed information.

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

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