Myopia Control in Summerville

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Keeping the Focus on Your Child’s Vision

Your optometrist can most accurately diagnose the early onset of myopia during a comprehensive eye exam.

Myopia, or nearsightedness, hinders the eye’s ability to see objects at a distance. When the eye is considered myopic, it is too long or its cornea is too steep. As a result, it does not bend light properly, making images unclear.

Myopia is inherited and usually detected between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. The condition is likely to worsen as the child goes through puberty, stabilizing as they enter young adulthood.

Myopia presents itself as difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Your child may begin to experience troubles at school, complain of headaches, and squint often.

These symptoms can worsen as your child ages, so it is important to communicate with them and monitor their eye health and vision closely.

Treatment of Myopia

Although there is no cure for myopia, certain treatments can help slow its progression. Taking steps to slow myopic progression can help relieve stress and prevent the need for thick corrective glasses or surgery.

Currently, there are a few different treatments that have been successful in managing myopia in children:

Multifocal contact lenses are specialty contact lenses that have varying strengths of prescription in different parts of the lens. The contacts have full corrective power in the center of the lens, with a lesser power towards the edges.

In a study published in 2013 by U.S. researchers, children who wore multifocal soft contact lenses daily for 2 years experienced a 50% reduction in the progression of their myopia compared to children who wore regular soft contact lenses.

At Summerville Kids, we prescribe CooperVision MiSight 1 Day contact lenses that are specially designed to slow myopic progression in children. We also recommend CooperVision Biofinity Multifocals and CooperVision Biofinity Energys to provide treatment for a broader range of eyes.

If you are interested in exploring the options for managing your child’s myopia, please book an appointment today.

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You can find us on the corner of East 1st Street and North Magnolia Street. We share a parking lot with First Reliance Bank that includes accessible parking spaces.

Address

133 E. 1st North Street Suite #3
Summerville, SC 29483

Contact Information

Phone: (843) 419-8600
Text: (843) 486-2131

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM8 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM9 PM
Thursday
8 AM9 PM
Friday
3 PM8 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

The first step towards safeguarding your child’s vision is booking them an eye exam. When you bring your child in, we’ll test the quality of their vision as well as assess their overall eye health, helping to ensure that any potential eye conditions are caught early and dealt with effectively.

Children’s Eye Exams

Myopia is one of the most common vision problems affecting children around the world. Luckily, we can help you find the most effective way to manage myopia in your child so that they can get back to discovering their world with the clearest vision possible.

Myopia Control

Some eye conditions, like strabismus and amblyopia, can develop early in your child’s life. With vision therapy, we’ll be able to develop a series of exercises specific to the needs of your child that are designed to improve their vision over time.

Vision Therapy

Some eye diseases can develop over the course of a few years without patients exhibiting any symptoms, and can ultimately lead to vision loss. We’re here to diagnose eye diseases as quickly as possible and find effective management tools to protect your child’s sight.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

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