Learn more about Myopia and how we can manage your child’s progression.
What is Myopia?
Does your child have difficulty seeing distant objects?
Myopia (nearsightedness) typically starts to occur around age 6-7 and often progresses until about age 20. As the eyeball grows so does their prescription and need for correction.
Slowing the progression is important because it may reduce the risk of developing serious eye conditions later in life such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and blindness.
Myopia is on the rise
Nearsightedness is a growing concern in the US and other countries.
It is estimated that by the year 2050, roughly half of the world’s population will be affected by this eye condition.
Many researchers believe the rise can be attributed to more time spent staring at screens and less time outdoors.
How do you control Myopia?
Our goal with myopia control is to slow down and potentially STOP your child’s eye from lengthening, making their prescription more stable. Here in our office, we offer multiple methods for slowing down your child’s progression of myopia:
- Low Dose Atropine Eye Drops
- Multifocal Contact Lenses
- MiSight 1 Day Contact Lenses
Schedule an exam/consultation now with one of our doctors to ensure the best vision for your child with myopia.