Halting the Progression of Myopia
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a vision condition that makes distant objects appear blurry while close-up objects remain clear. Myopia begins developing early in childhood, and around 30 percent of Americans are affected by the condition.
A 2016 study predicts than nearly 50% of the world’s population will be myopic by the year 2050. Furthermore, the predicted prevalence of high myopia (-5.0 diopters or more) is a huge concern as high myopia can put patients at risk for vision-threatening conditions later in life.
At Danville Optometric Group, our goal is to help your children manage the progression of myopia. Our team uses innovative myopia control solutions to help your children achieve clear vision at all distances.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and half the progression of myopia today.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia occurs when the eyeball becomes too elongated or the cornea is curved too steeply. As a result, light that should focus on the retina focuses in front of the retina instead and makes distant objects appear blurry.
Myopia can develop gradually or rapidly and often worsens from childhood through adolescence. Our team diagnoses myopia through a comprehensive eye exam and offers personalized treatment options for your children.
Common signs and symptoms of myopia can include:
- Squinting to see clearly
- Excessive blinking
- Headaches caused by eyestrain
- Being unaware of distant objects
Mild myopia symptoms may not be noticeable at all, so consistent eye exams can keep our team up-to-date on your child’s visual development and needs.
Myopia Control Solutions at Danville Optometric Group
At Danville Optometric Group, we strive to help your children manage the progression of myopia through myopia control solutions to help keep their vision clear.
Low-dose atropine eye drops have been shown to be effective in slowing myopia progression by relaxing the eye’s focusing mechanisms. The prescribed dosage depends on your child’s visual needs and your optometrist’s discretion.
Myopia progression can continue once atropine treatment stops, so early diagnosis and continuous treatment are essential. Atropine drops are placed in the eyes every night before sleeping.
Ortho-K Contact Lenses
Ortho-k contact lenses are an excellent option for most patients with mild to moderate myopia.
Ortho-k lenses are designed to reduce your dependence on contact lenses and glasses. The lenses are inserted at night and removed in the morning, allowing you to see clearly throughout the day.
We only use the latest FDA-approved overnight lenses to customize the fitting of the lens specifically for your child.
MiSight Therapeutic Soft Lens
Recently FDA-approved, our office was the first to have this therapeutic treatment for myopia in the area.
MiSight is the first and only FDA-approved daily disposable soft contact lens proven to slow the progression of myopia in children. These lenses correct vision during wear and use special treatment zones to signal the eye to resist growing in length and to preserve your child’s vision for the future.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses can slow the progression of myopia in children. These contact lenses work by slowing eye growth and slowing the prescription of children dealing with myopia.
These lenses are available in both soft and RGP contact lens options and are designed for daily wear or extended overnight wear.
Keeping Myopia Under Control
At Danville Optometric Group, we provide the whole family with solutions for their unique visual needs, including children. Slowing the progression of myopia from a young age is essential to enjoying optimal long-term vision.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and keep your child’s myopia progression under control today.
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Where to Park?
We’re located in Tassajara Crossing, with plenty of parking available. You can access us from Camino Tassajara or Center Way.
- 3464 Camino Tassajara
- Danville, CA 94506
- Phone: 925-736-4911
- Email: [email protected]
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
*Closed weekdays for lunch 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.