Myopia Management
at Dalton Family Eyecare

At Dalton Family Eye Care, we believe in taking care of your entire family’s eyes, helping them see better both now and into the future. That’s why our myopia management program is specially designed to help protect their vision from the progression of myopia.

What is
Myopia

Myopia, the clinical term for nearsightedness, is a common vision condition where you can see close objects clearly, but your eyesight is blurry when looking at things in the distance. Eyeglasses can correct your vision temporarily, but myopia will continue to worsen as it progresses, and lead to other eye health problems if not managed. Myopia can develop at any age, though we have found the most success with our myopia management program when we start early, ideally between the ages of 8 and 12.

Little girl getting an eye exam

How
We Help Manage Myopia

Our team is skilled in managing myopia, which prevents your child’s eyesight from getting worse, helping to avoid other more serious eye health issues down the line. Using our state-of-the-art technology, we’ll comfortably diagnose your child’s myopia before it causes them difficulty so we can stay ahead of its progression. We’ll then create a myopia management plan for them which can reduce the need for frequent, stronger glasses prescription updates. This custom plan uses a variety of methods, including near glasses lenses, specialty contact lenses, and medical eye drops.

Specialty Contact Lenses

We often use a few different specialty contact lenses to help control the progression of myopia. We offer Ortho-K lenses, which are worn overnight to gently reshape the cornea while your child sleeps, reducing the need for eyeglasses while awake. Our other option is MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, which are comfortable disposable lenses worn during the day to ease their eye strain and provide clear vision.

Kid Smiling putting-on contact lens

Medicated Eye Drops

Our eye doctors may also recommend the use of low-dosage atropine eye drops that are specially designed to help treat and limit myopia’s progression by relaxing their eye muscles and reducing eye strain. Our experienced team will make sure your child receives the proper dosage for their eyes and vision, and that you know exactly how to use these helpful drops.

Applying Medicated Eyedrops to kid's Eyes

Is Your Child Showing
Signs of Myopia? Schedule Your Visit Today!

Don’t let myopia limit your child’s vision now or their eye health later in life — schedule their eye exam today and be sure to ask our team about myopia management!

Boy wearing glasses smiling and studying

You Can
Depend on Dalton Family Eyecare

Our community trusts us to provide compassionate eye care for the whole family, and we never take that responsibility lightly. We personalize our treatment for every patient and their unique needs, rather than relying on cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all solutions. We’ll take the time to get to know your children and understand how myopia is affecting their vision and lifestyle, so we can craft a plan to address it and preserve their quality of life.

Testimonials
See What Our Community Is Saying

Our team’s friendly, family-first approach leaves our community knowing their vision is in good hands. But you don’t have to take our word for it — read what our beloved patients have to say about their care!
“My visit to Dalton Family Eyecare was the best. They do such a through exam. The staff is so friendly and professional. The optical area was also a great experience. Very informative and helpful in picking out glasses and sunglasses. Dr. Dalton is just wonderful. He and his staff make you feel like family not a patient. Here will be the only place for me and will recommend to anyone. Thank you Dr. Dalton and your staff for a wonderful experience.”

– Cathy H.

“This little practice is amazing. All of the staff is so very helpful and accommodating. Doctor Dalton is the best because as he says his job is to NOT cause drama. I thought that was funny. He’s so helpful and very good at explaining everything he’s doing as well as what’s going on with your eyes, why, and how to correct or at least slow certain progressions down. I appreciate them so much I drive all the way from Conyers Georgia to Cleveland Georgia just to see them. This time I brought one of my children with me and we felt so blessed because we never expected it but within an hour and a half he walked out with new glasses and could see again LOL. Cheers to a great team and thank you for what you do.”

– Tina D.

“Just figured out how to leave a review. I’m disabled so I have Medicare. They treated me with respect. My glasses only costed about $100 more than what insurance covered. They even gave me a discount. Update – I went and had to get new glasses. I’m disabled, I get $240 to use on glasses. They gave me my glasses for a lot less than they were priced.”

– Julie J.

Visit
Our Convenient Locations

Dalton Family Eyecare – Cleveland
262 S Main St,
Cleveland, GA 30528

(706) 702-8421
Dalton Family Eyecare – Dahlonega
134 Ansley Dr,
Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 707-5450