Myopia Control

To learn how the Myopia Control Center can slow or stop the progression of nearsightedness in your child, schedule your evaluation today!

Changing the Way Kids See

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, affects approximately 40% of the United States’ population, and well-vision professionals are seeing it develop more and more in children. Untreated, this condition can lead to a host of eye problems later in life.

 

As myopia progresses, glasses become thicker and heavier, or patients become dependent on contact lenses to see. Glasses add functional and cosmetic concerns, and long-term contact use for vision correction may lead to harmful cornea effects later in life.

 

Dunes Eye Consultants’ Myopia Control Center can help!

  • Enjoy activities without glasses or contacts
  • Protect the health and structure of the eye
  • Reduce the chance of chronic eye problems later in life, including glaucoma and retina degeneration
  • Support academic and athletic performance.

 

The advanced vision-medical care available at the Myopia Control Center can reduce nearsightedness progression as much as 50% to 100%! Research has uncovered the mechanisms that cause myopia to progress in kids. Dunes Eye Consultants uses research, science and the most advanced technology to halt nearsightedness progression in almost every case.

How We Do It

  • Corneal reshaping (orthokeratology) – Specialized contact lenses that gently reshape the cornea when worn overnight
  • Distance centered multifocal contacts – Like standard soft contacts, these are used by patients with limited amounts of astigmatism
  • Atropine – Medicated drops or ointment applied once daily that can slow myopia progression, which can be successful with young patients
  • Multifocal glasses – Children with eye positioning issues (esophoria) or patients who cannot successfully use a contact lens may respond to this treatment