Clear Vision for a Bright Future

Your child’s eyes are a window to exploring the world. If they aren’t able to see clearly, it impacts their learning and development.

Routine eye exams can detect signs of vision issues, and if they have myopia, we can help slow its progression and protect their future vision.

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What Is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error causing distant objects to be blurry.

A myopic eye has trouble focusing light correctly because the cornea has too much curvature or the eye grows too long. The lens in your eye focuses light in front of the retina instead of on it. This can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

Myopia typically starts in childhood and progresses during the teenage years when the body rapidly changes. It’s important to treat myopia early to avoid issues such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.

Signs and symptoms of myopia can include:

  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Excessive squinting
  • Difficulty seeing in class

Forest City Optometry is here to help your child see clearer and find success in the classroom with a comprehensive eye exam.

Our Methods of Myopia Control

Forest City Optometry offers a variety of myopia control methods. With treatment, we can slow the progression of myopia in your child’s eyes.

Atropine Drops

A low dose of atropine can significantly slow myopia progression in children and prevent severe nearsightedness. Atropine eye drops are typically given at bedtime, and glasses are still required for clear distance vision.

MiSight lenses from CooperVision are one-day use contact lenses that help slow the elongation of the eye and myopia progression while also correcting the refractive error. These lenses are worn during the day.

MiyoSmart lenses have been shown to slow down the progression of myopia by 60% with the use of Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (D.I.M.S.) technology. The lenses both correct the refractive error while slowing the progression of myopia due to the alternation of focus and defocus zones. 

MiyoSmart lenses are also impact-resistant, thin, light, and come with UV protection.

Acuvue Abiliti offers a 1-day, disposable contact lens option as well as an overnight lens. 

Acuvue Abiliti 1-Day Soft Therapeutic Lenses are meant to be worn on a daily basis. These lenses simultaneously provide clear vision while slowing the elongation of the eyeball. 

Acuvue Abiliti Overnight Therapeutic Lenses are specifically designed to fit each patient’s eye based on the unique shape of the cornea. When worn overnight, the lens gently and temporarily reshapes the cornea so your child can wake up with clear vision.

Protect Your Child’s Eyes

Prevention today can help protect your child’s eyes tomorrow. Forest City Optometry wants to ensure healthy eyes for your child now and into adulthood.

We are happy to answer any of your myopia control questions at your child’s next appointment.

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