Implementing Myopia Control Early
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common vision condition that can develop at a young age and cause poor distance vision in children.
Myopia can affect your child in different ways—from classroom struggles to having trouble playing outside and reading their favorite books. That’s why addressing myopia early is essential. We aim to control the progression of myopia for your children through myopia control solutions such as ortho-k, MiSight lenses, and atropine drops.
We want to help your children control myopia progression and improve their quality of life—contact us to schedule your appointment today.Book Appointment
What Is Myopia?
Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long, or the cornea is curved too steeply. This can cause light to focus incorrectly inside the eye, which can make distant objects like a whiteboard at school appear blurry.
It’s important to correct myopia early, as it can affect your child’s academic performance and future eye health when left uncorrected.
The Risks of High Myopia
While many people with myopia can correct their vision with glasses or contact lenses, those with high myopia face additional risks to their eye health. High myopia can come with several risks and complications, including:
- Retinal tears and detachments
- Myopic macular degeneration
High myopia may raise the risk of developing more serious sight conditions later in life. If you have high myopia, It’s important to regularly consult with our team to monitor your condition and mitigate potential risks.
Can Myopia Be Corrected?
Myopia is a progressive condition, meaning it can worsen over time. The good news is that we offer myopia control methods such as ortho-k and MiSight contact lenses to help slow the progression of myopia in your children.
Our comprehensive children’s eye exams give our team an opportunity to run necessary tests to get a full picture when it comes to your child’s vision. We assess your child’s vision and recommend a personalized treatment.
How Vision Can Affect Learning
When your kids are having trouble with their vision, it can impact their daily life at school, including reading from a distance, seeing the board, and participating in sports and other activities. This can lead to stress and confusion, and if left undiagnosed, it may cause them to fall behind other students.
Through consistent eye exams with our team and treatment options such as ortho-k, we can help your kids excel in school and improve their quality of life.
Our Myopia Control Methods
We offer a variety of myopia control methods, like ortho-k contact lenses, MiSight lenses, and low-dose atropine drops. It all starts with a children’s eye exam that is essential to helping our team stay up-to-date on changes in your child’s vision.
If your child is having trouble with their vision and you have myopia concerns, we can help.
Ortho-k lenses work by gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep, temporarily correcting myopia. This temporary reshaping effect lasts throughout the day, reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses during waking hours.
This can be especially beneficial for children who play sports or participate in other physical activities, as they won’t have to worry about breaking or losing their glasses.
Ortho-k lenses can be a great option for children managing mild to moderate myopia. These lenses work by flattening the cornea, reducing the eye’s refractive power and slowing myopia progression.
MiSight 1 day contact lenses are soft lenses designed to be worn daily and can help children who develop myopia at a young age by slowing down its progression and reducing the risk of severe complications later in life.
Unlike traditional contact lenses, which simply correct vision, MiSight lenses work by altering how light enters the eye. This process helps to slow down the elongation of the eye and prevent the progression of myopia. The lenses contain a “dual-focus” design, providing clear vision for distant and near objects.
Studies have shown that MiSight lenses slow the progression of myopia by an average of 59%.
Low-dose atropine is a promising treatment method for children with myopia. Studies have shown that a low dose of atropine in eye drop form can help slow the progression of myopia in children to reduce the risk of severe nearsightedness.
Low-dose atropine drops can work by suppressing the eye’s growth to slow down the progression of myopia.
Helping Your Kids Manage Myopia
Our team at See & Co wants to see your child succeed. Through comprehensive eye exams and treatment methods such as ortho-k and MiSight lenses, we provide various options to help your child manage their myopia and excel both inside and outside the classroom.
Contact us to schedule your child’s appointment today and start addressing myopia early.Book Appointment
Come Visit Us
You can find us just off Lee Highway., right next to Texas Donuts, with plenty of parking available in front of the clinic.
- 13830 Lee Highway., Suite 8
- Centreville, VA 20120
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
We take pride in offering high-quality eyewear to our patients. Our team understands that your eyes are precious, and you want the frames to match! That’s why we offer a wide selection of brands to provide our patients with a variety of options catered to their needs.
Our patients’ satisfaction is our top priority, and we strive to provide exceptional service across every aspect of their experience with us.
Trust us to be your go-to source for all your eyewear needs, and experience the difference that our commitment to excellence can make in your life.