Get the Skinny on Myopia
As our eyes develop, sometimes they begin to take an elongated shape, resulting in light entering your eye too soon. When this happens, it causes your retina to not focus on images in the distance, which is called myopia.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, can continue to progress as the eye develops. Someone with myopia may require progressively stronger prescription lenses to correct their vision over time.
But what if we told you we could control the progression of myopia in young children?
That’s precisely one of our specialties. Talk to your optometrist about controlling myopia in your child today.
Our Eye Exams
The sooner we start myopia control, the more your child’s eyes can benefit from it. We will check for early signs and symptoms of myopia at their comprehensive eye exams, which is another reason why following a regular eye exam schedule is important for their visual development.
Your optometrist may suggest myopia control if your child is at a higher risk for myopia due to family history or if they are already developing myopia.
There are several ways we can control the progression of myopia in young children.
One of the ways is using MiSight contact lenses. These are designed to correct the refractive error that myopia causes and slow the elongation of the eye as it develops.
MiSight contact lenses are ideal for children between 8 and 12. They use 2 treatment zones, creating myopic defocus by focusing the image your child sees in front of the retina rather than behind it to help slow elongation.
Why Control Myopia?
If myopia is left untreated, your child may require frequent prescription updates to help them see as their eyes develop. Eventually, they could develop high myopia, which puts them at higher risk for developing cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration later in life.
We’re Here to Help
We specialize in myopia control at Pinnacle Eyecare. Your child’s eye health and vision are in expert hands, and we’re ready to help them see better now and for the future.
If you have any questions about controlling myopia or other aspects of your child’s vision, we’re here to answer them.
You can help give your child a better chance at reducing risks associated with myopia by keeping up with regular eye exams. Book their myopia assessment and eye examination today.
- 5144 Morse Rd, Suite 300
- Columbus, OH 43230
- Phone: 614-810-2020
- Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: By Appointment Only
- Sunday: Closed
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