Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Myopia is another name for nearsightedness. It causes blurred vision when viewing objects at a distance.
As the most common cause of blurred vision symptoms in teens, about one in five 12-year-olds in the United States has myopia.
The cause of myopia isn't clear, but a few risk factors include:
To address the growing problem of nearsightedness in young people in the US, we opened the Myopia Treatment Center.
The center focuses on the prevention, study, and treatment of myopia.
We're also a resource for parents to get solid advice and proper surveillance of their child's nearsightedness.
When a doctor refers your child to the Myopia Treatment Center, we'll first check the level of his or her nearsightedness.
Children with high myopia also will have a genetic test to find out if there's a genetic basis for their nearsightedness.
Call 412-692-8940 to make an appointment for your child.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.