Myopia Management

Myopia Management

What is Myopia?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that occurs when the eye does not properly bend light. The light is unable to focus correctly so images are not clear and distant objects appear blurred.

The likelihood of nearsightnedness in a child when 1 parent is nearsighted is 1:3.
The likelihood of nearsightedness when both parents are nearsighted is 1:2.

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A Growing Concern

More than 40% of Americans are myopic, and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-age children. The presence of myopia among children in their practice has increased over the past 5-10 years, and 81% of eye doctors agree that myopia is one of the biggest problems impacting children’s eyesight today

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What’s Causing the Rise in Children?

The upward trend in cases can be attributed to several factors, generally the result of a combination of the following:
Genetics, one or both parents are myopic
Insufficient time spent outdoors
Prolonged time spent reading, playing and working with digital devices like phones and tablets
Poor lighting levels

Future Risks

Myopia that is allowed to progress without treatment has been linked to more severe, sight-threatening complications later in life, including:
Retinal detachment
Myopic Maculopathy

Scleral Lenses


Overnight hard contact lenses

Best for:

  • Nearsighted children wishing to avoid glasses or contact lenses
    -Athletes, especially those who spend time in the water
    -Adults with certain occupations or work environments
    -People all ages who have difficulty handling or caring for traditional contact lenses

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Low concentration dilating eye drop

Best for:

  • Younger children who may not be able to tolerate soft or hard contact lenses

  • High risk children as an additional treatment to Ortho-K or MiSight contact lenses.

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MiSight Contacts

Daily disposable soft contact lenses

Best for:

  • Children who are nearsighted and wish to avoid wearing glasses during the day

  • Children who are already in soft contact lenses

  • Children with nearsightedness but low amounts of astigmatism

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The "20/20" Rule

Taking breaks with prolonged nerwork

Best for:

  • People of all ages who do a lot of close work

  • Young children who are at risk or already nearsighted but wants to hold off on atropine or contacts

After the initial eye exam, our doctors will prescribe the treatment method that best suits your child's needs during the complimentary consultation.

Take the survey below to find out if your child can benefit from myopia management

Myopia Control Survey