Myopia Control in Kids

Myopia Control in Kids

Fifty Dollar Eye Guy offers optometry services to children of every age in Pensacola, FL. We're here to help if your child has myopia and requires therapy. We can manage myopia effectively to slow its progression. We encourage you to read and understand the importance of myopia control.

What Does Myopia Mean?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common refractive error of the eye that affects the ability to see distant objects. The light that enters the eye is focused in front of the retina rather than directly on its surface. This happens either because the eyeball is too long or the cornea is excessively curved.

How Do Chiropractors Treat Myopia in Kids?

Our optometrist often recommends eye drops, ortho-k lenses, contacts, or glasses to help improve your child's vision. Ortho-k lenses temporarily change the shape of the cornea. It may slow down the progression of myopia. Additionally, we suggest eye drops that help slow down the condition's advancement in children who tolerate them.

What Can I Do to Help My Child Avoid Myopia?

While it may not always be possible to prevent myopia, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk. Scheduling regular eye exams can help identify any vision issues. Allow for timely treatment, which can slow down the progression of myopia.

It's also important to limit screen time, as excessive exposure to light has been linked to an increased likelihood of developing myopia. This limitation encourages your child to spend time outside and benefits in preventing or managing myopia. Wearing eyeglasses can also help slow down the progression of this eye disorder.

Visit Fifty Dollar Eye Guy

We recommend you schedule an appointment with our eye doctor for an eye exam. At Fifty Dollar Eye Guy in Pensacola, FL, we know how to address myopia and prevent it and other eye conditions in kids and adults. Call our office at (850) 435-4285 or (850) 434-6387 to schedule an appointment.