Myopia Management

Myopia

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is the inability for light to focus properly on the retina to form a clear image. This can cause far away objects to appear blurry. This can lead to eyestrain and eventually, headaches. Treatments have been developed to slow the progression of myopia.

Orthokeratology Lenses

Orthokeratology is an alternative to traditional use of correction like glasses or contacts. This system uses rigid gas permeable retainers to reshape the cornea overnight and allow our patients to conquer the day with clear vision 

Peripheral Defocus Soft Contact Lenses

This type of soft contact lens creates an area of defocus in the mid periphery of the eye. This is very similar to the effect of a multifocal contact lens and can slow the progression of myopia. These contact lenses are a daily disposable lens. 

Atropine Eye Drops

Atropine is used as an off-label treatment for myopia. This eyedrop temporarily blocks the accommodation reflex of the eye and dilates the pupils slightly. It has been shown to slow the progression of myopia in children.