Myopia Control

Myopia Control services offered in Buena Park, CA

What is myopia control?

Myopia is nearsightedness, a vision problem that causes blurriness when looking at objects from far distances. About 50% of people have this condition, which develops when the front part of the cornea curves too much. Myopia control reduces worsening vision problems in children and their risk of future eye diseases.

What are the benefits of myopia control?

The main benefit of myopia control at Eye Tech Optometric Center is the prevention of worsening nearsightedness. Your child’s risk of specific eye problems, such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts later in life, also decreases because of myopia control.

Does my child have myopia?

The Eye Tech Optometric Center team lets you know if your child has myopia after completing an eye exam and vision screening. 

They check your child’s vision by having them read from an eye chart and look through various lenses to determine their vision prescription.

An Eye Tech Optometric Center specialist also evaluates your child's eye health and checks for specific diseases. They use wide retinal imaging or other diagnostic testing when needed.

The Eye Tech Optometric Center uses a cutting-edge topography machine that monitors the axial length of your child’s eyes over time. That helps you and your family recognize the health benefits of myopia management.

What does myopia control include?

Some of the common myopia control solutions available at Eye Tech Optometric Center include:

Atropine eye drops

Atropine eye drops widen the pupils during eye exams. When given in smaller amounts, however, these drops may slow myopia progression. Your child simply places the drops in their eyes at night during bedtime.

MiSight® soft contact lenses

MiSight soft lenses are comfortable, disposable lenses that your child wears to correct nearsightedness and reduce the risk of worsening vision problems.

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)

Orthokeratology or Ortho-K is a specialized contact lens your child wears overnight to correct nearsightedness and blurry vision during the day. This type of lens flattens the cornea while your child sleeps to make distant objects appear clearer.

Home remedies

To further slow myopia, encourage your child to spend time outdoors and limit screen time on phones, computers, and other electronic devices.

To learn more about myopia control and determine if it’s right for your child, call Eye Tech Optometric Center or use the online booking feature today.