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Myopia Management

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Jacksonville, FL

Myopia Management

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common eye condition where distant objects appear blurry while close objects are clear. It happens when the eyeball is too long, or the cornea is too curved. If left untreated, myopia can increase the chances of you or your child developing serious eye conditions in the future. 

At Baymeadows Vision Center in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer myopia management services to help slow or stop myopia progression in both children and adults.  

What are the symptoms of myopia?

If your child is having trouble reading the blackboard at school or sitting too close to the TV or computer screen, it could be a sign of myopia. Other symptoms may include frequent headaches, squinting, or eye fatigue when doing any activities that require distance vision. Myopia can also have an impact on your child’s self-esteem, independence, and how well they do in school and sports.

Myopia management services in Jacksonville 

Our skilled eye doctors at Baymeadows Vision Center specialize in diagnosing and treating myopia in both children and adults. We are also experienced in helping children with progressive myopia (or nearsightedness that worsens over time). 

If we detect myopia during an eye exam, we will create a myopia management plan that fits your or your child’s unique needs. Treatment options may include eyeglasses or contact lenses, atropine drops, or lifestyle changes like taking regular breaks from screens.  

Orthokeratology

Our dedicated team offers orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses, a non-surgical treatment option that helps slow down the progression of myopia. Ortho-k involves wearing specially designed contact lenses overnight to gently reshape the cornea. When your child removes the lenses in the morning, they’ll have clear vision all day without needing glasses or contact lenses!

 

Schedule an eye exam today in Jacksonville, FL 

Regular pediatric eye exams are crucial for catching myopia early. By detecting myopia at an early age, our eye doctor can intervene and slow its progression with the right treatment. Don’t let myopia impact your child’s quality of life—schedule their eye exam today!