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Myopia Control

Myopia is a term used to define near-sightedness. It is a form of refractive error that affects millions of people across the world. Myopia happens when your eyes do not focus light properly on the retina (back part of the eye). Although the effects of myopia can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, there are larger eye health risks with cases of high myopia.

To help control myopia at an early age, we can diagnose it during an eye exam and recommend one of our control options. If you are struggling with seeing objects at a distance or have a family history of near-sightedness then you are in need of an eye exam.  

How To Control Myopia

The best way to control myopia is by utilizing corrective lenses or sometimes surgery. The methods we use are very individualized but may include the following options

Soft contact lenses


Optical correction

Laser correction

There are also natural methods for controlling myopia


Healthy diet

Sun protection (sunglasses)

Eye exercises

Frequently Asked Questions

What is myopia control?
Myopia control refers to various treatments and strategies aimed at slowing down the progression of nearsightedness (myopia) in children. The goal is to reduce the rate at which the eye elongates, thus potentially decreasing the severity of myopia and its associated risks.
When should my child start myopia control?
Myopia control strategies are typically initiated when a child is diagnosed with myopia and shows signs of progressive nearsightedness. The earlier the intervention, the better the chances of success. However, myopia control can be beneficial for children and teenagers of various ages.
What are some common methods of myopia control?
There are several methods used for myopia control, including orthokeratology (corneal reshaping lenses), multifocal contact lenses, atropine eye drops, and soft bifocal or multifocal eyeglasses. These approaches aim to alter the visual environment or the focusing characteristics of the eyes to slow down myopia progression.
Is myopia control effective?
Various studies have shown that myopia control methods can be effective in slowing down the progression of myopia in children. However, the effectiveness may vary depending on the specific method used, the child's age, the severity of myopia, and individual factors. Regular monitoring and consultation with an eye care professional are essential to assess the progress and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.
Can myopia be completely reversed through myopia control methods?
Myopia control methods primarily aim to slow down the progression of myopia rather than reverse it completely. However, these methods can help reduce the risk of high myopia, which is associated with an increased likelihood of eye diseases later in life. Early intervention and consistent use of myopia control strategies can have a positive impact on a child's eye health.