Myopia Care

We provide our patients with the most modern and safest care available to treat myopia. Through our discussions with you, we’ll discover what works best for your lifestyle.

The Safest Myopia Care Treatments

We offer several safe, effective, and widely-used treatments for our patients with myopia. One option is a daily eyedrop using low-dose Atropine which carefully slows down the progression of myopia.

A second treatment option uses disposable, soft contact lenses that are usually worn daily and discarded at night.

Orthokeratology is a third treatment option using special contact lenses worn only at night. While you sleep, these lenses gently reshape your cornea, so that you can remove them in the morning and see clearly throughout the day without glasses or regular contact lenses.

Dr. Nichols and her team will help you find the best treatment solution for you or your family members!

There is more than one treatment option available:

  • A daily eye drop (low dose Atropine)
  • Soft contact lenses worn during the day
  • Overnight vision with Orthokeratology   Learn More
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What is Myopia?

And the Importance of Myopia Care

Myopia, otherwise known as ‘nearsightedness’, is a condition that is becoming epidemic in the United States. It typically appears in childhood. With myopia, you can see things clearly that are close up, but things are fuzzy or blurry if they’re farther away. Since 1970, myopia has increased by 66% and about 42% of Americans between 12 and 54 years old suffer from it. Genetics plays a big role in whether or not you develop myopia, but environment factors can increase the risk of myopia, too, such as the increased use of cell phones, computers, tablets, hand held video games, and other near-vision work and recreational activities.

Myopia occurs when the eyeball, instead of growing into a more or less spherical shape, like a ball, grows into a more oblong shape, somewhat like an egg. With normal vision, the light entering the eye through the cornea and lens focuses on the back of the eye, called the retina. With myopia, and the elongated shape of the eye, the light focuses somewhere in front of the retina, so far away images are unclear. The symptoms of myopia include eyestrain, headaches, squinting to try and bring things into focus, and most typically, difficulty seeing objects far away, like words or figures on a classroom chalk board, or words and numbers on highway or road signs.

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