Myopia Management at Family Eye Care

Myopia, commonly known as near-sightedness, is becoming increasingly prevalent among children and adults worldwide. At Family Eye Care, we specialize in advanced strategies to manage myopia and slow its progression, particularly in young patients. Our methods incorporate the latest lens technologies and customized treatment plans to provide effective myopia control.

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Understanding Myopia

Myopia occurs when the eyeball elongates excessively, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. This leads to blurred distance vision. Factors contributing to the rise in myopia include family history, high screen time, limited outdoor activities, and poor lighting conditions. Early intervention is crucial to effectively manage myopia and prevent potential future eye health issues.

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Advanced Myopia Treatment Solutions

MIYOSMART Lenses by HOYA with DIMS Technology
MIYOSMART lenses have been shown to slow myopia progression in children by about 50%. These lenses use a special diffractive optical design to provide clear vision while managing eye growth.

MiSight Soft Lenses
Specifically designed for children, MiSight contact lenses aim to significantly slow the progression of myopia.

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Lenses
Worn overnight, Ortho-K lenses gently reshape the cornea, temporarily correcting myopia so that glasses and contact lenses are not needed during the day.

Atropine Eye Drops
Low-dose atropine eye drops have been used to slow the progression of myopia in some children.

Customized Myopia Management Plans

Each patient at Family Eye Care receives a personalized management plan tailored to their specific needs and lifestyle. During the initial consultation, our optometrists assess the severity of myopia and discuss the most suitable treatment options. We closely monitor progress and adjust treatments as needed to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Commitment to Education and Awareness

We believe in empowering our patients and their families through education about myopia. Understanding the causes, risks, and management options is key to effective treatment. Educating patients and parents is part of our commitment to community health.

Due for an Eye Test?

Don’t wait until you notice vision problems. Schedule an appointment with our expert team at Family Eye Care to ensure your eyes are in the best possible health. Call us or book online to schedule your next visit. We also accept walk-ins.

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What causes myopia to progress in children?

Factors include genetics, excessive close-up tasks like reading or screen use, and insufficient time spent outdoors.

How effective are the myopia management treatments?

The effectiveness of myopia management treatments can vary based on the individual and the chosen treatment method. Our optometrists will recommend the most suitable options to achieve the best possible outcomes.

At what age should myopia management start?

Myopia management should start as early as possible, especially when myopia is first detected, to slow its progression and reduce the risk of future eye health issues.

Are there any side effects to myopia management treatments?

Side effects are generally minimal and depend on the specific treatment. Our optometrists will discuss any potential side effects during your consultation.

How often should my child’s vision be checked if they are undergoing myopia management?

Regular check-ups are crucial. We recommend scheduling vision assessments every six months to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.