Myopia is another name for nearsightedness. As nearsighted children grow, their eyes grow longer, and it is common for their glasses prescription to get worse year after year.
The eyes are the window to the soul and the retina is the window to your internal health. Looking at the arteries and veins in the retina can reveal diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lupus, leukemia, sarcoidosis, cat scratch fever, medication use like tamoxifen and plaquenil, and the list goes on.
While we looked at other practices to purchase in the area, we realized that those retiring owners ultimately preferred the inflated offers of private equity companies’ deep pockets. In November 2022, we switched gears to start from scratch- and to create our own private practice from the ground up.