Myopia Management at The Village Eye Care
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a vision condition that makes objects further away appear blurry and can affect children and adults. Myopia has affected nearly 30% of Americans, and because of its growing concern, our team at The Village Eye Care recognizes the importance of myopia control.
Regularly scheduled eye exams are essential in lowering the risk of developing vision complications. Book your appointment with us today to learn more about myopia management.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia occurs when the eye becomes too elongated, or the cornea has too much curvature, causing light entering the eye to focus in front of the retina improperly. Myopia can develop gradually or rapidly and often worsens through childhood and adolescence.
Some common signs and symptoms of myopia may include:
- Eye strain
- Squinting to see faraway objects
- Blurry vision when looking at far-off objects
Following your assessment, there are some methods of myopia management that can help you manage your myopia.
MiSight 1 Day Lens
The MiSight 1-day lenses by CooperVision are single-use contact lenses that allow clear vision for the wearer while also slowing the elongation of the eye. MiSight lenses work by using 2 zones, a treatment zone that creates myopic defocus and a correction zone that corrects the refractive error.
At The Village Eye Care, we offer these lenses to be worn throughout the day by children as young as 8 years of age.
If you suspect you have myopia, the first step is to visit us and get a comprehensive eye exam. Our team can determine your personalized prescription through your exam and apply that to your new eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Your prescription strength will be determined through a visual acuity test, and our team will ensure that your eyeglasses or contact lenses fit comfortably.
Laser procedures such as LASIK eye surgery are an option for treating myopia in adults.
During LASIK eye surgery, a precision laser reshapes the cornea by removing a small amount of corneal tissue. The myopia correction is limited to the amount of corneal tissue that can be safely removed.
LASIK is currently the most well-known and commonly performed laser refractive surgery option to correct vision problems.
Atropine Eye Drops
Atropine eye drops are a promising treatment for childhood myopia. Studies show that a low dose of atropine, usually given as eye drops, can slow the progression of myopia in children and work to prevent severe myopia.
Correcting Your Vision
Our team at The Village Eye Care strives to provide myopia management methods to our patients, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal and healthy long-term vision.
Contact us to book an appointment to learn more about myopia control and correct your vision today!
The Village Eye Care is conveniently located in Surprise, Arizona.
- 15003 W Bell Rd, Ste 100
- Surprise, AZ 85374
- Phone: 623-931-2943
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday : 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday : 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday : 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed