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Options for Myopia Management

Myopia or nearsightedness is a serious eye disorder. Based on recent clinical data, this eye condition is getting more and more pervasive around the world. Studies have also proven that myopia is becoming a distressing challenge to the development of many children. Because of this, there is a great need for myopia control at an early age. If your child has childhood myopia, here are some options for myopia management.

Does your child's prescription seem to get worse year after year? 

Childhood myopia (nearsightedness) is on the rise and it's more than just needing stronger glasses. Many researchers believe that increased near work (reading, computer, and handheld digital device use) and well as decreased outdoor time are partially to blame.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Yes, soft multifocal contact lenses have shown to be effective in slowing the progression of myopia in children.  These contacts are worn during the day like regular contact lenses. 


Yes! Atropine eye drops have been used for centuries in eye care and for myopia management. There are a number of studies that show Atropine in 1.0% concentration can control the progression of myopia up to 75% or more.

What is orthokeratology (ortho-k)?

Orthokeratology is the fitting of a specially designed gas permeable contact lens or mold that is worn overnight.  The mold gently reshapes the cornea (front surface of your eye) so that when the lens is removed in the morning, vision is clear, and daytime glasses or contacts lenses are not needed.

What is myopia management?

Myopia management is a growing area of eye care focused on slowing the progression of childhood myopia.  Myopia (nearsightedness) most often occurs when the eyeball grows or elongates over time.  This causes vision at a distance to become blurry.

What causes myopia?

Myopia or nearsightedness is generally caused by the eyeball growing too quickly.  This causes light to enter the eye and focus in front of the retina which causes distance vision to be blurry.

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