Myopia Control

If you wear glasses or contact lenses because you are nearsighted, chances are you've spent more than your share of time at the eye doctor. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common refractive error in vision that typically begins in childhood. Fortunately, today there is more to myopia control than simply chasing stronger and stronger prescriptions until vision levels out. If you are in Port Orange, FL, or the nearby areas, our optometrists at Total Vision of Port Orange can help you control your myopia. 

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How Our Eye Doctors Can Help With Myopia Control

Myopia is one of the most common eye conditions in the world. No two cases are identical, however, our optometrists can provide the necessary treatment. At Total Vision of Port Orange, we have two optometrists that will perfom comprehensive eye exams and offer vision therapy to slow down the progiression of the condition. Along with that, we will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your eye health and recommend any changes for your prescription if necessary.

Treatment for Myopia

Instead of just identifying the level of myopia and testing for a worsened prescription, we try to stay ahead of the progression as much as possible. Here are some options for myopia treatment:

Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho-K lenses are contact lenses that are worn at night to reshape the cornea and then not worn during the day. Vision stays corrected all day, and even a few days at times before the eye goes back to its regular shape, and vision problems return. It is a popular alternative to LASIK for many adults, however with children it serves another purpose. Some of the correction is permanent for many children, and further progression is slowed, which makes for a lower and less risky level of myopia overall.

Multifocal Contact Lenses or Eyeglasses

While bifocal and multifocal contacts and glasses are a tool for adults who have myopia. Multifocal means that there are multiple prescriptions in each lens. This multifocal approach can be applied to glasses or contacts.

Eye Drops

One of the oldest alternatives for treating children with myopia is with atropine eye drops. Atropine eye drops can be used to dilate the pupils, by relaxing the eye's focusing ability. Its effects are too intense for a typical exam and last for a week or more, rather than an only an hour.

Contact us for an Apoointment Today

If your child is experiencing blurry vision or dry eye symptoms from myopia, our eye doctors are happy to discuss treatments with you that can improve their eyesight. that may work for you or your child. To learn how our team at Total Vision of Port Orange in Port Orange, FL, can help you, call us at (386) 767-4449 today. If you are seeking an optometrist near me, we are ready to assist!

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