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Do You Know if Your Child Has Myopia?
Eye Exams Are Necessary to Diagnose, Treat & Control Myopia!

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Why An Exam Is Important

There’s a lot of talk nowadays about myopia and “myopia control” as a part of kids’ eye care. Defined simply, myopia refers to nearsightedness – which means that when your child looks at objects in the distance, they appear blurry. At the beginning, kids may not complain about any vision problems, yet parents and teachers may notice them squinting constantly to see the board or anything far away. This is a warning sign that it’s time for a pediatric eye exam! A comprehensive evaluation of your kid’s vision is the only reliable way to detect or rule out myopia or any vision problem. Additionally, routine eye exams enable early intervention, which goes far towards the eye health and general well-being of your child.

We can help slow the progression of myopia

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What Causes Nearsightedness?

Typically, myopia is genetic. (If your family has a history of being nearsighted, you have even more reason to schedule routine eye exams for your kids!) It is characterized by an elongated eyeball, which affects the way light focuses in front of the retina. Myopia often deteriorates throughout childhood and its progression stops by about twenty years old. However, at that time your child may need very strong corrective lenses in order to see clearly.

Read our Q&A on Myopia

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Which Kids Are Good Candidates For Ortho-k?

Any nearsighted child with healthy eyes is a possible candidate for orthokeratology. Regular eye exams with visual acuity testing are a necessary part of proper kids’ eye care. If your child has myopia and their vision prescription continually increases at each eye exam, ortho-k may be a good option. Our Eye Doctors will evaluate your child’s vision and ocular condition to determine candidacy. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss orthokeratology.

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Benefits Of Ortho-k For Kids

Ortho-k offers an efficient way to slow, or possibly stop, the continued progression of nearsightedness in kids. Surgey options like LASIK, are not suitable for young children. Orthokeratology is safe for all ages, it is currently regarded as the ideal option for myopia control in kids. Additionally, ortho-k for kids also grants freedom to children who don’t want to be bothered by inconvenient eyewear. Regular contact lenses are often a poor choice for kids.

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How Is Myopia Treated?

Eyeglasses have always been the first line of treatment for myopia. However, new research shows that dual-focus contact lenses or orthokeratology may be a better option for vision correction, as they can also decelerate the progression. Many children with myopia find that their vision gets worse with time, and they need a new, more powerful prescription for lenses at every eye exam.

Office Hours & Locations

EYEcenter Optometric

421 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 300
Folsom, CA 95630
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EYEcenter Optometric

6809 Five Star Boulevard, Suite 100A
Rocklin, CA 95677
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EYEcenter Optometric

2200 Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 120
Gold River, CA 95670
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EYEcenter Optometric

5959 Greenback Lane, Suite 120 & 130
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
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EYEcenter Optometric

2831 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
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  • Eye Exams Are Necessary to Diagnose, Treat & Control Myopia. Defined simply, myopia refers to nearsightedness – which means that when your child looks at objects in the distance, they appear blurry.
  • Myopia, or nearsightedness, can affect not only your child’s vision but their school performance as well. Fortunately, there are ways to slow and sometimes stop myopia’s progression. Learn more about myopia control and why NaturalVue Multifocal lenses may be a good option for your child.
  • Studies have shown that engaging in near work increases a child’s odds of developing myopia (nearsightedness). Read on to learn what you can do to help preserve your child’s future eye health and vision.
  • There are several ways to manage myopia (nearsightedness), but are they appropriate for children with dry eye syndrome? In most cases, the answer is ‘yes.’
  • Orthokeratology. Ortho-k. Overnight lenses. Dream Lenses. No matter what you call them, these custom-fitted contact lenses are worn solely at night, allowing both children and adults to see clearly during the day without glasses or contacts.
  • As a parent of a nearsighted child, you can be proactive about preserving your child’s eye health and vision. Read on to learn about myopia management, and whether your child could be a candidate.
  • Eyeglasses and standard contact lenses help children and teens with myopia (nearsightedness) see better, but do nothing to slow myopia’s progression. In contrast, orthokeratology (ortho-k) slows down myopia using custom-fitted gas-permeable contact lenses designed to be worn overnight.
  • CooperVision's MiSight 1 Day Contact Lenses are daily single-use contact lenses shown to significantly slow the progression of myopia in children.
  • Myopia Control can prevent the progression of myopia and other vision problems later in life.
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  • Ortho-k is a non-surgical alternative process of reshaping the eye with specially-designed rigid gas permeable contacts to correct eyesight.
  • Myopia has been called an epidemic.  What are the dangers of Myopia and how can we help you.
  • Orthokeratology, also known as “ortho-k”, is a safe and effective method of correcting vision while slowing the progression of myopia in children. If you are the parent of a nearsighted child, learn how ortho-k can also help preserve your child’s eye health.
  • Soft multifocal lenses can be used to halt the eye elongation responsible for myopia. This not only corrects your child’s vision, but also slows or stops myopia from progressing altogether.
  • A comprehensive explanation of the mechanics of ortho-k.
  • By slowing myopia progression early on, you can significantly reduce your child's risk of developing sight-robbing eye diseases later in life. Read on to learn about the various myopia management treatments in use, and their associated benefits.
  • The overuse of digital media in today’s day and age is not without concern, especially for children. While these devices have improved our lives in many ways, certain physical and mental problems can result from overexposure to screens. By following the following measures and tips, you’ll keep your tech-savvy child seeing clearly and feeling healthy.
  • Myopia progression in children dramatically increases the risk of developing serious eye conditions later in life, such as cataracts, retinal detachments, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
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  • Vision Correction is used to correct refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (when light enters the eye incorrectly), or presbyopia (farsightedness due to aging). Read on to learn all about surgery-free vision correction.
  • Ortho-k overnight lenses provide a perfect solution for athletes with myopia. They eliminate the need for wearing glasses or contact lenses during the day while ensuring stable, clear vision and safety when playing sports.
  • The prevalence of myopia in the world is growing at high rates. Scientists are researching the reasons and treatment methods all over the world. Find here a list of recent relevant studies concerning myopia management.
  • Orthokeratology research has been going on for the past 20 years. We have collected some of the most recent scientific studies supporting orthokeratology and confirming the positive results in using ortho-k in myopia management. You can find links to some of the more significant articles on this page.
  • Take the Myopia Questionnaire to assess the symptoms of your eyes that could be hindering the quality of your vision.
  • Myopia is the most common and rapidly proliferating vision problem in children today. High levels of myopia increase the risk of developing severe sight-threatening eye diseases later in life. Myopia management can slow down or stop myopia progression, thus keeping your child in the safe zone.
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