Myopia Management

Myopia "Nearsightedness" can be temporarily corrected with glasses or standard contact lenses.

Myopia will continue to worsen throughout adolescence.

The higher the myopia, the higher the chance there is of developing:

  • Cataracts

  • Glaucoma

  • Retinal Detachments

  • Macular Disease

This is why we recommend preventative treatment to slow down or even stop the progression of myopia. These treatments include:

  • Corneal Reshaping- A hard contact that is worn while sleeping to temporarily reshape the front surface of the eye (the cornea). This provides clear vision without having to wear glasses or contacts during the day!

  • Specialty Soft Contact Lenses- These lenses are worn daily to simultaneously correct the nearsighted prescription while also working to slow its progression.

  • Atropine Drops- One drop is inserted into both eyes at nighttime and works to mildly dilate the pupil and relax the focusing mechanism inside of the eye.