Myopia Control

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a growing concern worldwide. This condition causes distant objects to appear blurry while close objects are seen clearly and affects people of all ages. At Atlantic Eye Care & Spa in Pompano Beach, FL, we provide various treatments to slow down the progression of myopia and help you see clearly.

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Importance of Early Detection

Early detection of myopia is crucial for effective management. Regular eye exams play a vital role in identifying myopia in its initial stages. Children, in particular, should have their eyes checked annually since early intervention can prevent the condition from becoming worse. An eye exam can detect changes in vision and help our optometrist determine the necessary treatment.

Myopia Control Strategies

There are several effective myopia control strategies available today. These include specialized contact lenses, orthokeratology, and atropine eye drops. Each method has its own benefits and suitability, depending on the individual's condition.

Specialized contact lenses, such as multifocal and peripheral defocus lenses, are designed to slow the progression of myopia. Orthokeratology involves wearing specially designed rigid gas-permeable contact lenses overnight to temporarily reshape the cornea. As a result, they provide clear vision during the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Additionally, when atropine eye drops are used in low concentrations, can prevent myopia from worsening, especially in children.

Lifestyle Modifications

In addition to medical treatments, certain lifestyle modifications can also help in myopia control. Encouraging children to spend more time outdoors and reducing screen time can be helpful. Natural light exposure has been linked to a slower progression of myopia. Balancing near work activities, such as reading and screen time, with outdoor play can help in managing myopia.

How Our Optometrist Can Help

Our optometrist can recommend the best myopia control strategies based on your individual needs. We can provide comprehensive eye exams, monitor the progression of myopia, and adjust treatment plans accordingly. Regular visits with our eye doctor ensure that myopia is managed effectively and that you’re enjoying clear vision.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

Myopia control is essential for long-term eye health and preventing severe vision problems in the future. To learn more about myopia control, contact Atlantic Eye Care & Spa in Pompano Beach, FL, at (954) 946-3939 today. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up with a consultation. When you’re looking for an optometrist near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!