Myopia Control

Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is a condition that causes blurry vision when looking at objects that are far away. Blurred vision occurs when the image is formed in front of the retina because the eyeball is too long. People with myopia can see nearby objects clearly but struggle with blurry vision when looking at faraway objects.

Factors that Affect Myopia

Various factors may contribute to the development and progression of myopia. These include genetics, environmental factors, and prolonged near-work activities like electronic devices. Myopia is a common vision problem that affects both children and adults.

It is vital to control the progression of myopia to avoid serious eye problems like cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal issues.

Ways to Control Myopia

At Clairhurst Eye Care, we provide various methods to manage myopia. These methods include:

  • Practicing Visual Hygiene
    Following the 20-20-20 rule, you take a 20-second break every 20 minutes to look at something 20 feet away. Following the rule helps reduce eye strain and promote better visual habits.
  • Myopia Control Spectacle Lens
    The Essilor® Stellest™ spectacle lens is a clinically proven product that aims to assist children with myopia in controlling their condition and safeguarding their vision. It utilizes a patented technology that ensures clear vision at all distances while reducing the progression of myopia by up to 67%.
  • Specialty Contact Lenses
    Another option is specialty contact lenses such as Misight contact lenses, designed specifically for myopia control and proven to reduce myopic progression in children
  • Low-Dose Atropine
    We also offer low-dose atropine as a way to control myopia.
  • Behaviorally Determined Prescription
  • Proper Posture
    Our optometrists counsel our patients on proper posture while doing near tasks.

By following these visual advices and habits as instructed by your optometrist, you can significantly help manage and control your myopia. 

If you want to learn more about myopia control options, please schedule an appointment with us at Clairhurst Eye Care.