Vision That Goes the Distance
Your child uses their vision for many activities, but refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness) can affect their ability to learn in school or even play sports. A lot of your child’s favorite hobbies can rely on how far they can see, and the team at Family EyeCare Center Optometry is ready to help ensure their vision goes the distance.
Family EyeCare Center Optometry uses modern, innovative approaches to correcting and managing myopia, and we can customize your child’s treatment to suit their needs and lifestyle. All you have to do is book an appointment, and our caring, compassionate team will get to work determining which treatment is right for your child today!
What is Myopia?
Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that affects your child’s ability to see far distances clearly. Myopia can develop in school-aged children, but it can progress into adulthood and possibly become a case of high myopia. High myopia can increase your child’s risk of future eye problems like retinal detachment, cataracts, and glaucoma.
Myopia develops as your child’s eye elongates as it grows. This longer shape then makes it difficult for light entering the eye to focus on the retina, resulting in blurry distance vision. Contact lenses and eyeglasses can help correct vision errors caused by myopia, but more advanced treatments can help slow myopia progression and preserve your child’s eyesight.
Our team is committed to helping your child manage myopia in a way that is comfortable and convenient for them. We may recommend a few different treatments, including:
Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, contact lenses are a unique way to help children manage their myopia development.
Ortho-k is a specialty contact lens worn specifically while your child sleeps at night. During this time, these lenses gently reshape your child’s cornea to help provide clearer, sharper vision during the day.
Atropine Eye Drops
Peripheral Defocus Contact Lenses
Certain contact lenses with peripheral defocus areas can also reduce myopia progression while also providing the clear central vision your child needs for day-to-day activities.
Contact lenses with peripheral defocus rings focus peripheral light just beyond your child’s retina, resulting in blurry peripheral vision. This blurry vision sends a signal to the eye that slows the elongation process, reducing myopia progression.
Book Your Child’s Appointment Today
Managing your child’s myopia doesn’t have to be confusing—Family EyeCare Center Optometry is here to clear things up and provide your child with the personalized, compassionate care they deserve.
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Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed