Welcome Dr. Valerie Moulds

We would like to welcome Dr. Valerie Moulds to the practice. She will be seeing patients on Mondays and Wednesdays. She brings with her 23 years of experience in a large ophthalmology practice. She specializes in primary eye care, contact lenses, and pediatrics.

She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the Arizona Optometric Association. She is certified by the Florida State Board of Optometry, the Arizona Board of Optometry, and has her systemic medication certification.

She received her Bachelor of Science from Nova Southeastern University, as well as her Doctor of Optometry degree. Her externships included the Bay Pines VA Hospital and the well known Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Moulds was born in Bartow, FL and she grew up in Sebring, FL. She and her husband have three children. She enjoys horseback riding, exercising, and spending time with her family.

Myopia Management


Myopia Management: Part 1

What is Myopia and why is it a concern?

Myopia, also known as near-sightedness, is a disorder where the shape of the eyeball lengthens and causes image blur on the retina. The progression of myopia  is thought to be a combination of environmental and genetic factors.

Myopia is the most common ocular disorder worldwide and the leading cause of visual impairment in children. In 2010 it was estimated that 27% of the world population was myopic, and by 2050 it is estimated  to rise to 52%.

Genetics do play a role. It is estimated that if one parent is myopic, a child has a 1 in 5 (20%) chance of becoming myopic, if both parents are myopic it jumps to 1 in 3 or 33%. 

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Environmental factors, such as prolonged near work (reading and technology based), length of schooling, and time spent outdoors have also been shown to play a role.

So why is this bad?

The younger the onset of myopia, the higher the likelihood of developing higher risk eye diseases later in life.

These include:

  • Retinal Detachments
  • Myopic Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma

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See the large jump in risk as the prescription moves into higher numbers. If you have a young child that develops myopia, this is the potential risk they will face later in life because of their refractive error.

Not to mention the financial burden over a lifetime of buying glasses and contacts, and the higher the prescriptions, are more expensive to correct. 

Listed below are a couple websites that have useful information if you would like to learn more.

Stay tuned for more information about treatment options to help manage myopia. These options to help reduce the amount of nearsightedness your child will end up with and help them have healthier eyes later in life.

https://www.mykidsvision.org/en-us

September Giving Back

HUGE thanks to everyone who bought glasses and brought in donations during the month of September. With the proceeds we…

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Gift Certificate Special

Save $20, get a $100 gift card for $80, through the end of the year. Help someone get that nice pair of glasses they have been wishing for!

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We Love Eyes tea tree giveaway

Welcome to our next giveaway, this month we are giving out a bottle of the We Love Eyes tea tree oil makeup remover and foaming lid cleanser.

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New Juicy Couture

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