Myopia Control in San Diego

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Addressing Myopia Early

Your children’s younger years are crucial for visual development and developing new interests. Myopia is a vision condition affecting nearly 30% of the US population. We want your children’s functioning vision at its best and work to preserve their long-term vision.

Myopia is a vision condition that makes distant objects appear blurry and often worsens from childhood through adolescence. Our approach to myopia control aims to try different management methods to help your children slow down their myopia development. 

Is your child having trouble with signs of myopia? Contact us to schedule an eye exam and halt the progression of myopia today.

How Myopia Can Affect Your Children

Myopia occurs when the eye becomes too elongated, or the cornea has too much curvature, resulting in light entering the eye to focus improperly in front of the retina.

Myopia usually first appears in school-age children and can have a negative impact on their academic performance in the classroom and even affect their ability to pursue other interests like reading their favorite book or exploring outside with friends. 

Nowadays, digital screen usage is more common and necessary than ever. High levels of screen time can also contribute to a higher risk of developing myopia. Common signs and symptoms of myopia can include: 

  • Sitting too close to the TV
  • Seeming unaware of distant objects
  • Excessive blinking or eye rubbing
  • Eye strain

Our doctors can help check for changes in your child’s vision through a comprehensive eye exam and keep an eye on early signs of myopia to help them control its progression.

Our Myopia Control Methods

Our doctors use different myopia control methods to help your children see clearly. The first step to controlling the progression of myopia is visiting us for a comprehensive eye exam. An eye exam allows us to get familiarized with your child’s vision and prepare a personalized myopia treatment solution.

Low-dose atropine eye drops are a treatment method for controlling the progression of childhood myopia. The eye drops are given at night before bedtime, and require consistent use to slow myopia progression. 

Studies have shown that low doses of atropine in the form of eye drops can help slow the progression of myopia in children and prevent severe nearsightedness. The dosage we prescribe depends on your child’s vision needs.

Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, is an excellent option for most patients with mild to moderate myopia (nearsightedness).

Ortho-k lenses can help reduce your dependence on both contact lenses and glasses throughout the day. These lenses are inserted at night and removed in the morning, allowing you to see clearly throughout the day by temporarily reshaping the cornea to improve vision.

MiSight 1 Day contact lenses are clinically proven and FDA-approved for slowing down the rate of myopia development in your child, and our doctors are certified to provide this treatment. MiSight lenses help slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 to 12 at the initiation of treatment. Studies have shown that MiSight lenses slow the progression of myopia by an average of 59%.

Learn more when you visit us for an appointment today.

Putting a Focus on Myopia Control

We strive to slow myopia’s progression through different control methods. Myopia can interfere with your children’s day-to-day life, whether in the classroom or out on the playground, so it’s important to monitor their visual development. 

Contact us to schedule an eye exam and discover what myopia control method is best for your children.

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Heights Optometry

  • 3404 Adams Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92116

North Park Optometry

  • 3068 University Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92104

La Mesa Optometry

  • 8321 La Mesa Blvd
  • La Mesa, CA 91942
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