Controlling Myopia Early
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a progressive vision condition that can affect children at an early age and make distant objects appear blurry. Myopia can affect your children in the classroom and even when they’re out exploring with their friends.
According to the National Eye Institute, approximately 42% of Americans ages 12-52 are myopic. Myopia is a vision condition that begins during childhood and continues through adolescence. The greatest changes in myopia occur from age 6 to 16. Young children undergo incredible growth and development, and their vision also undergoes crucial developmental steps. With every growth spurt your child’s eye is elongating and the cornea is steepening. As a result, light that usually focuses on the retina instead ends up focusing in front of the retina, causing faraway items to appear out of focus.
We want to help your children enjoy clear, healthy long-term vision for years to come. Our myopia control services include MiSight contact lenses and low-dose atropine to help control the progression of myopia.
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How Myopia Can Affect Your Children
Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long, or the cornea is curved too steeply. As a result, light that typically focuses on the retina instead focuses in front of it, causing distant objects like a whiteboard at school to appear blurry.
If left uncorrected, myopia can affect your children academically, making it more difficult for them to focus and potentially causing them to fall behind in the classroom.
Our Myopia Control Methods
Regular eye exams are an essential aspect of your child’s eye care routine, as they not only help our team detect any potential vision issues early on but also enable us to keep track of your child’s visual development. By conducting thorough and consistent eye exams, we can identify any changes in your child’s eyesight and determine the most appropriate myopia control options that can best support their eyes.
At Virginia Eye Care Clinic we use our expertise and the latest technologies, to offer a personalized approach to managing your child’s myopia, ensuring their vision remains clear and healthy for years to come. If you’re looking for a reliable and experienced eye care provider, look no further than our team, who are committed to helping your child achieve optimal eye health and visual performance.
Myopia Signs & Symptoms
Some common signs and symptoms of myopia can include:
- Having trouble clearly seeing a movie, TV screen, or smartboard in school
- Excessive blinking or eye rubbing
- Eye strain
- Seeming unaware of distant objects
- Excessive squinting, blinking or eye rubbing
MiSight Contact Lenses
MiSight 1 day lenses are soft contact lenses that can help manage myopia for children. MiSight lenses can help slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 to 12 at the initiation of treatment, so it’s important to diagnose myopia early!
MiSight lenses can slow the progression of myopia by an average of 59%. MiSight 1 day lenses are designed to be easy and simple to use for age-appropriate children.
Low-dose atropine eye drops are a promising treatment method for children with myopia. Studies have shown that a low dose of atropine in eye drop form can help slow the progression of myopia in children to prevent severe nearsightedness.
The prescribed dosage will depend on your child’s visual needs and our examination.
Dual Focus Contact Lenses
Dual focus contact lenses and glasses can help slow eye growth and prevent your child’s lens prescription from worsening.
Dual focus lenses & glasses feature a unique multi- faceted surface with distinct lens powers to correct vision at varying distances all in one.
Helping Your Children Excel
We aim to help your children excel not just academically but in other facets of their lives as well. Your children undergo a crucial time of visual development at an early age, and we want to help them enjoy clear, healthy vision going forward.
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Come Visit Us
You can find us on Plaza Drive in the Grundy Plaza, right along the beautiful Levisa Fork. Our team is looking forward to welcoming you.
- 1193 Plaza Drive
- Grundy, VA 24614
- Phone: 276-935-2292
- Fax: 276-935-2993
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
We’ve got eyewear options for the entire family, in every budget and every style. Our team will help you pick the perfect frames for your face shape and lifestyle needs.
We carry durable frames for kids, funky colors and shapes for trendy teens, and style-savvy classics for office-goers. No matter your needs, we can find you something that fits your prescription and looks good too!