at Dalton Family Eyecare
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.
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.
MiSight® 1 Day Contact Lenses
MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are worn during the day and are a great option for controlling the progression of myopia. These disposable lenses are effective in reducing eye strain and providing clear vision for children aged 8 to 12.
Ortho-K Overnight Lenses
Another excellent option we offer for myopia management is Ortho-K lenses, which your child wears overnight while they sleep. These lenses gently reshape the cornea, improving eyesight and reducing the need for eyeglasses while they’re awake.
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.
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!
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Cleveland, GA 30528
134 Ansley Dr, Suite 300
Dahlonega, GA 30533