About the Total Myopia Program
Here at Mira Mesa Optometry, we deeply care about the vision health of your child. However, myopia may be an issue your child might face as they grow up.
To help, we have mobilized our entire team to offer all-inclusive myopia control methods for each kid. This is where our Total Myopia program comes to the forefront.
By embracing the Total Myopia program, we leverage modern technology to evaluate and design personalized treatment plans for every young patient. These strategies can include:
- Eye drops, comfy multifocal contacts, and overnight lenses
- Regular follow-ups and check-ins to manage your child’s eye health
- Evaluations structured according to the unique treatment roadmap of each patient
- Extensive guidance on the correct use, placement, and removal of contact lenses
- A continual upkeep schedule for efficient myopia control, focusing on securing lasting results
Jump right in and schedule your appointment today to kickstart the myopia control process for your children.
Understanding Myopia Control
Myopia is an error in how light refracts in the eye, causing distant objects to appear blurry.
It occurs when the eye’s shape becomes either too long or the cornea too steep, preventing light from bending correctly. The cause of myopia is not fully understood but is likely a combination of genetics, increased close work, and reduced time outdoors.
Myopia in Children
There is an important connection between healthy vision and effective learning. Myopia can hinder children’s ability to focus on their surroundings, affecting their overall development and academic performance.
However, in some cases, myopia can progress to high myopia, which can increase the risk of:
- Retinal tears and retinal detachments
- Myopic macular degeneration
Myopia Signs & Symptoms of Myopia
To address your child’s symptoms, our team can perform a comprehensive eye exam to find the right myopia management option.
Myopia can have different signs and symptoms, including:
- Squinting to see distant objects
- Blurry vision when looking at faraway objects
- Eye strain
Myopia Management Strategies
Our goal is not just to diagnose, but also to help manage your child’s myopia so they can live life with comfortable, clear sight.
Here is our list of featured myopia control strategies. We can determine and recommend a strategy when you bring your child in for an eye exam.
Orthokeratology, often shortened to ortho-k, involves the use of specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses that the child wears overnight. These lenses work by gently reshaping the front surface of the eye while your child sleeps.
When they wake up, your child can remove the lenses and enjoy clear vision throughout the day while also managing myopia progression.
Myopia Control Multifocal Lenses
MiSight and NaturalVue multifocal contact lenses are innovative solutions for managing myopia in children.
Both of these lenses use peripheral defocusing techniques that manage how light focuses on the retina, which can signal the eye to slow down myopia progression.
Atropine Eye Drops
Atropine eye drops are specially formulated drops that demonstrate efficacy in the management of myopia in children. These eye drops relax the eye’s focusing mechanisms, which works to help manage myopia progression.
By managing myopia progression, these drops can play a crucial role in safeguarding your child’s vision and eye health.
Managing Myopia Early
Living with myopia can be challenging for your child.
However, with the right strategies, our devoted team at Mira Mesa Optometry is here to lend a helping hand
Reach out to us to book your appointment and take a step towards preserving your child’s visual clarity today.
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Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Sunday: Closed