Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a condition where you can see clearly when objects are close to you and objects look blurry further away. Myopia is the most common vision issue among children and young adults, where they often squint at objects that are further away to try and help bring them into focus. Myopia is caused by the eyeball growing too long and tends to worsen quickly with reduced outdoor time and increased screen time on devices.
During childhood is when myopia typically starts and unless treated can progress very quickly. Childhood myopia rates are increasing, affecting 1 in 3 children.
Myopia often causes struggles in school and activities due to poor vision, as well as an increased risk for eye diseases. Early intervention with myopia management can slow, or even stop, the progression of your child’s myopia.
Proven to be effective in a number of studies, we offer non-invasive treatments of customized contact lenses and special prescription eye drops:
Research suggests that near-eye strain or over-focusing may contribute to myopia progression. Formulated to a specific concentration, this special prescription eye drop is known to slow the progression of myopia by relaxing the focusing system in the eye. Atropine eye drops are applied at night before bed and the child will wear glasses or contact lenses during the day. This treatment option is excellent for younger children who show rapid myopia progression and are not quite ready to start treatment contact lenses.
Designed to be worn while you’re sleeping, these are custom designed contact lenses that are applied right before bedtime and removed immediately after you wake up. These custom contact lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye while you sleep and give you clear vision all day long. Every contact lens is customized to fit your eye and is designed to slow the progression of myopia. Patients love being able to see clearly throughout the day without wearing glasses or contact lenses during school, work, sports and other activities. Parents love that there is no risk of their child losing their glasses or contacts outside of the home.
Designed to be worn during the day, these customized soft contact lenses are applied in the morning and removed before bedtime. These soft contact lenses have a special optical design that provides clear vision during the day while also slowing the progression of myopia. Patients love their clear and comfortable vision for all activities while being free from wearing glasses all day.
I started wearing glasses in 3rd grade. Once my daughter started to experience the same struggle I wanted her to experience a world free of glasses and slow down how quickly her eyes were changing each year. I treat myopia to give our patients who struggle with their vision worsening, more choices than just wearing glasses.
Contact us today to learn more about how we prescribe the ideal treatments for your myopia by slowing down the rate of change and ensuring the healthiest eye for your future. During your consultation we take custom measurements of your vision and eye health to find the most effective treatment for you!