At Lavenburg Medical Group, our optometrists and ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care for our patients in Elkton, MD and Newark, DE. If your child has myopia or is experiencing symptoms, we can provide effective treatment that can slow the progression and protect their vision. We invite you to keep reading to learn about myopia management and why treatment is important!
Understanding Myopia and the Need for Management
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common refractive error where the eye focuses light in front of the retina and causes distant objects to appear blurry. Myopia often begins in childhood and can progress rapidly, leading to more severe vision problems and an increased risk of eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment.
Myopia management helps to slow down the progression of myopia in children and reduce the severity of nearsightedness. Early detection and prevention are essential when it comes to managing myopia.
Myopia Treatment at Lavenburg Medical Group
Our eye doctors at Lavenburg Medical Group offer a range of treatments for myopia. Each is customized to your child’s specific condition and can include the following:
- Orthokeratology (Ortho-K): Ortho-K involves the use of specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that gently reshape the cornea overnight. The lenses are removed during the day and provide clear vision without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses
- Multifocal Contact Lenses: These lenses have multiple prescriptions in a single lens, helping to reduce the progression of myopia by focusing light in different parts of the retina
- Atropine Eye Drops: Low-dose atropine eye drops have been shown to slow myopia progression in children by temporarily relaxing the eye's focusing mechanism
- Multifocal Eyeglasses: Similar to multifocal contact lenses, multifocal eyeglasses have multiple prescriptions within a single lens and can be beneficial in slowing myopia progression
Contact us for Treatment Today
If your child is experiencing symptoms of nearsightedness or has been diagnosed with myopia, our eye doctors at Lavenburg Medical Group are here to help. We will carefully assess your child's eyes and develop a personalized treatment plan to slow the progression of the condition and help preserve their vision. To learn more about the treatments that we offer or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, contact us at (302) 993-0722 today. We serve patients in Elkton, MD and Newark, DE, and look forward to helping your child achieve sharper vision!