Myopia Management in Moorpark

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Get Help Managing Your Child’s Myopia

Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is a common vision error where objects up close are seen clearly while distant objects appear blurry. This typically occurs when the eye grows too long or if the cornea becomes too steep. 

As a result, myopia may affect your child’s performance in school and sports activities and, more seriously, lead to potential eye health problems in adulthood. 

We understand that every child’s needs are unique; therefore, we typically start our myopia management methods around 7 or 8 years of age. However, based on your child’s specific needs, we can begin at a younger age.

The goal of myopia management is not only to correct blurred distance vision but also to slow down myopia progression. And we can do this using personalized techniques ranging from specialty contact lenses and eyeglasses to eye drops.

The world is full of wonders waiting for your little one to explore—don’t let poor vision stand in their way! Book their eye exam with us today!

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Myopia Is on the Rise

Today, kids are developing myopia at higher rates and earlier than ever before. Experts predict that by 2050, approximately half of the world’s population will be affected by myopia. 

One of the contributing factors to this alarming increase is excessive “near work” activities, like digital device use for entertainment and education, but genetics can also increase the risk of developing myopia.

Myopia Is More than Just Blurry Vision

Myopia, or nearsightedness, can significantly raise the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions later in adulthood. These conditions include:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal tears

It’s crucial to be aware of the potential consequences of myopia and take proactive measures to protect our vision health. Regular eye exams and appropriate corrective measures can help mitigate these risks and protect your child’s sight.

Our Myopia Management Strategies

We offer a range of myopia management techniques that are designed to help slow its progression and preserve your child’s eyesight.

Our approach begins with a comprehensive eye exam, which helps us to identify the early signs of myopia. These detailed assessments form the backbone of our strategy, guiding us in crafting personalized treatment plans for each patient.

Through these strategies, we strive not only to manage your symptoms but also to preserve your child’s long-term vision health.

MiSight & Biofinity Multifocal Lenses

MiSight 1 day contact lenses and Biofinity multifocal lenses are 2 common options for myopia management.

These soft contact lenses have multiple zones that allow for clear vision at different distances while also slightly defocusing peripheral vision.

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a specialty contact lens technique that involves wearing specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses overnight.

These lenses gently reshape the cornea while you sleep, providing clear vision during the day without the need for glasses or contacts.

Another potential treatment option for myopia management is atropine eye drops.

These drops are applied daily and work by temporarily relaxing the eye’s focusing mechanism, which can help slow down eye elongation.

Eyeglass lenses are another tool for managing myopia, particularly for children who may not be able to wear contact lenses.

These lenses aim to control and slow down the progression of myopia through peripheral defocusing, a factor believed to contribute to myopia progression in children.

Let’s Preserve Your Child’s Visual Clarity

From orthokeratology to atropine eye drops and eyeglass lenses designed specifically for children with myopia, we are committed to preserving your child’s visual clarity. 

By leveraging these techniques, we aim not only to manage myopia but to preserve your child’s clarity and eye health. Get help safeguarding your child’s future vision and book an appointment with the team at Advanced Family Vision today!

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Our Address

  • 766 New Los Angeles Ave., Suite D–3
  • Moorpark, CA 93021

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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