What is Myopia?
Myopia is nearsightedness — where close objects appear clearly, but far away objects are blurry or out of focus. This is a common eye condition that our optometrists can help improve. We have treatments such as orthokeratology and products such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, scleral lenses, and more to help you see your best. We can also show you how to keep myopia from worsening and work through myopia treatment with you.
Myopia is a common condition for many people, it’s not something you should have to suffer with forever. Our array of myopia treatment options can help you live your best life. Whether you prefer to try myopia correction or myopia control, we’re here to help. We can even detect nearsightedness in children so we can begin myopia control early.
Learn More About Myopia Control with Our Vision Experts
With the team of experts at Eyedeal Family Eye Care, your myopia will be diagnosed, treated, and managed. We’ll provide the best vision service for you so you won’t have to worry about dealing with your myopia. Call us today to start your eye care journey!
Why It’s Important to Catch Early Signs of Myopia in Children
Myopia, or near-sightedness, is the most common childhood vision problem. It is also a sign that your child may develop sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, or macular degeneration. Myopia management is an eye care specialty that uses various treatments and tools to slow your child’s myopia progression, helping them see better for longer.
Although standard contact lenses and eyeglasses help your child see, they do not treat the root causes of myopia or slow its progression. That’s why it’s important to begin myopia management early on. Depending on the progression of your child’s myopia, an eye doctor may prescribe atropine eye drops, multifocal lenses, or orthokeratology.
If you’re concerned about your child’s vision long-term, contact Eyedeal Eye Care today. Our eye care professionals are ready to help you better understand your child’s nearsightedness and determine the best course for myopia management.
What age can myopia control start?
There’s no age limit for myopia control. If a child is at risk for high myopia, it’s better to start them on myopia control right away.
What is considered high myopia?
Optometrists consider nearsightedness of -6 diopters or higher as high myopia.
What is the best myopia control?
Contact lenses work the best for controlling your myopia. They’re the most available and consistently successful option.