Do you or a loved one struggle with myopia? While this condition is fairly common, it can be difficult to manage on your own and can quickly progress if left untreated. Here at Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta, we can help you manage myopia so that you can see life clearly. We offer several myopia management options to suit your individual needs. Let’s take a closer look at what myopia is and how we can help treat it!
Myopia, Also Referred to as Nearsightedness, is a Vision Condition That Causes Objects at a Distance to Appear Blurry and Out of Focus. Objects Nearer to the Individual Is Typically Clear. It is Possible to Have Myopia in Addition to Other Vision Conditions.
Myopia is Caused by the Eye Growing Too Long From Front to Back, Which Causes Incoming Light to Focus in Front of the Retina Rather Than on It, Where It Should Be. Myopia Can Also Be Caused by Excessive Corneal Curvature or a Lens Within the Eye That is Too Thick.
Typically, This Condition Develops During Childhood When the Eyeball is Going Through Periods of Rapid Growth. It May Continue to Progress Quickly Until Early Adulthood When the Eye Tends to Stabilize and the Condition Progresses More Slowly. Childhood Myopia is Usually Diagnosed Between the Ages of 5 and 7.
Myopia Management Involves a Series of Treatments Where Our Team Works to Slow Down the Progression of Myopia. Primarily, This Treatment Works to Change the Structure of the Eye by Reducing Stress and Fatigue, Which Are Significant Factors in the Development and Progression of Myopia.
Myopia Management Treatments May Include:
Atropine Eye Drops
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Orthokeratology (Also Known as Ortho-k)
Our Doctors Carefully Monitor Each Patient on Myopia Management and Each Case is Reviewed Every 6-12 Months to Ensure Progress and Efficacy in Treatment. We Are Proud to Offer This Evidence-based Treatment That Works to Prevent the Onset or Reduce the Progression of Nearsightedness in Our Patients. Our Dedicated Team Prides Itself on Staying at the Forefront of Eye Care Advancements So You Can Feel Confident Choosing Us for Your Treatment.
All Patients Are Subject to an Extensive Vision Examination. During This Exam, an Optometrist Will Check for Several Things, Including:
Axial Length and Retinal Shape Measurements
Corneal Topography and Choroidal Thickness Measurements
Cycloplegic Axial and Peripheral Autorefraction
Lifestyle Questionnaire to Determine the Amount of Time Spent Outdoors and Doing Near-work
Discussion of the Results
Development of an Individualized Treatment Plan
Each of These Tests is Non-invasive and Your Comfort is a Top Priority for Us. Our Team is Also Familiar With Helping Children, and We Are Happy to Explain Anything You or Your Child Has Questions About. To Schedule an Appointment, Please Contact the Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta Today.