Myopia Control

An Overview of Myopia Control from Vision Professionals of Leawood

There are a few common vision problems that people might develop. One of the most common is called myopia, which is the term for nearsightedness. Many people who have this problem are diagnosed during childhood. Some of the most common symptoms that people with this condition might develop include headaches, blurry vision, and trouble seeing. This condition is usually corrected by glasses or contact lenses. At the same time, as children grow and develop, this condition can get worse. There are a few steps that people can take to slow the progression of this condition. This is called myopia control.

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At the Vision Professionals of Leawood, our goal is to ensure that the individuals of Leawood have an optometry provider who can help them with their needs. Our office is standing by ready to help you and your family. Give us a call today to learn more about Myopia and to schedule an appointment with our highly experienced optometrist.

What is Myopia Control?

Myopia control is the term that the medical field uses to describe treatments that can prevent myopia from getting worse. These are not treatments that are used to reverse changes in someone’s eyes. These treatments are usually administered with the help of an eye doctor such as an ophthalmologist or an optometrist.

There are four large categories of treatments that can help with myopia control. These include:

Atropine Eye DropsThese drops are used to relieve focusing fatigue. They can dilate the pupil, limiting the eyes ability to change the size of the pupil. This can help prevent the progression of myopia.

Multifocal ContactsThese are contacts that are designed to provide someone with clear vision at all distances. This means that the eyes are not going to have the change the size of the pupil as often to focus. This will limit the progression of myopia.

Multifocal GlassesThese are very similar to multifocal contacts and work in the same way; however, they simply act as glasses instead of contacts.

Ortho-K: This stands for orthokeratology and is used to help someone reshape the lenses of the eyes. These are only meant to be worn at night. They are designed to prevent the eyes from shifting overnight, which might make someone’s vision problems worse. This is a form of temporary vision correction.

These treatments are important because they can prevent myopia from getting worse, which can preserve someone’s vision into their later years and prevent bigger problems from developing.

Call Vision Professionals Of Leawood Today!

These are a few of the treatment options that we can use to help someone with myopia. At Vision Professionals of Leawood, we are here to serve the people of Leawood, providing help with their ocular needs. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment with an optometry professional from our office! We look forward to meeting you and your family. We are currently accepting new patients into our office.

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