What Is Myopia Control?

Myopia control aims to reduce or halt the progression of myopia, in children. Common treatments include Orthokeratology, Atropine Drops, and Multifocal Contacts. Drs. Karres, Keller, and Dennis will collaborate with you to determine the best approach for your child’s needs.

Why Myopia Control Is Important

Myopia significantly impacts daily life, causing struggles with foggy glasses, dry contacts, and difficulty seeing at night. However, the importance of myopia control extends beyond these inconveniences. As myopia progresses, the risk of developing serious eye health issues increases. High myopia can lead to severe conditions such as:

  • Glaucoma: Elevated eye pressure damages the optic nerve, potentially leading to blindness.
  • Cataracts: Myopia raises the likelihood of cataract formation at an earlier age, affecting vision clarity.
  • Retinal Tears and Detachments: The elongated shape of a myopic eye stretches the retina, increasing the risk of tears or detachments, which require urgent medical attention.
  • Myopic Maculopathy: Degenerative changes in the retina can cause central vision loss, impacting the ability to read, drive, and recognize faces.

Understanding these risks underscores the importance of early and effective myopia control. By managing myopia progression, we not only improve current vision quality but also protect long-term eye health.

Myopia Control Options

Atropine drops are diluted dilation drops used nightly. They cause minimal blurriness or light sensitivity and can be used alone or alongside other treatments like ortho-k or contact lenses.
Ortho-K involves wearing specially designed contact lenses overnight to reshape the cornea, eliminating the need for daytime glasses while slowing myopia progression. Learn more about Orthokeratology.
These lenses function like bifocal glasses, offering consistent vision and slowing myopic progression. Multifocal contacts provide great vision and comfort, tailored to your child’s specific needs.

Why Choose Us for Myopia Control?

Person holding a custom-made contact lens designed for optimal vision and comfort at Central Ohio Vision and Eyecare.

Custom-made lenses provide optimal vision and comfort, tailored specifically to your child’s unique eye shape at Central Ohio Vision and Eyecare.

At Central Ohio Vision and Eyecare, we combine expertise with advanced technology to offer the best myopia control solutions. Our personalized care ensures that each child receives a tailored treatment plan for optimal results. Here’s why you should trust us with your child’s myopia control:

  • Expert Team: Our experienced optometrists, Drs. Karres, Keller, and Dennis, specialize in myopia control and have a deep understanding of the latest treatments and techniques.
  • Advanced Technology: We use cutting-edge diagnostic tools and imaging technology to precisely measure and monitor your child’s eye health. This allows us to create highly customized treatment plans that are both effective and comfortable.
  • Comprehensive Care: From the initial consultation to ongoing follow-ups, we provide thorough and continuous care. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your child’s vision improves and remains stable over time.
  • Patient Education: We believe in empowering parents and patients with knowledge. We take the time to explain the myopia control process, treatment options, and expected outcomes, so you feel confident and informed every step of the way.
  • Comfort and Convenience: Our friendly staff and comfortable office environment make every visit pleasant. We also offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your busy lifestyle.
  • Success Stories: Many of our patients have experienced significant improvements in their vision and quality of life through our myopia control programs. We are proud of the positive impact we have made on their lives.

Choosing Central Ohio Vision and Eyecare means choosing a practice that prioritizes your child’s eye health and vision. Our commitment to excellence and personalized care sets us apart as the trusted choice for myopia control in New Albany, OH.

Take the Next Step Towards Clearer Vision

Don’t let myopia dictate your child’s future. Reach out to us today to explore how our myopia control solutions can benefit your child’s vision and overall eye health. Our expert team, including Dr. Karres, Dr. Keller, and Dr. Dennis, is dedicated to providing personalized and effective care. Whether you have specific questions or are ready to begin treatment, we are here to support you every step of the way. Schedule an appointment online now or call us at (614) 933-0575 to start the journey towards better vision for your child.