Myopia Control

It is estimated that one in every two people have myopia, also known as nearsightedness. This condition is common in adults and children as well. Myopia control in children aims to reduce its progression and help the child see clearly. Does your child have symptoms of myopia or has been diagnosed with it?

At Advanced Family Eye Care in Torrance, we diagnose and treat myopia in patients of all ages. We will determine the best control method for your child to slow the progression of this condition and help your child see clearly. Proper vision care for kids is crucial to support them in school and improve their quality of life.

Myopia Control

How Is Myopia in Children Controlled?

There are various ways of controlling myopia in children. These include:

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal lenses are special lenses that have varying powers at different zones. The center of these lenses corrects blurry vision at a distance, while the outer portions blur the child’s side vision. They have been proven effective at controlling myopia in kids.

Atropine Eyedrops

You may be familiar with atropine eyedrops since they are commonly used for dilating the pupil during eye examinations. Atropine eye drops are also used for myopia control in children when administered in low doses.

Ortho-K

Ortho-k or orthokeratology refers to the use of special contact lenses that are only worn during the night. They work by reshaping the cornea at night, eliminating the need to wear contacts during the day. Ortho-k lenses for myopia control in children are usually designed with a smaller optic zone in the center. They are also custom-made to fit a child correctly and make sure they are comfortable throughout the night.

The Importance of Myopia Control in Children

Myopia control prevents the progression of myopia, which is the lengthening of the eyeball. Myopia gets worse during the teenage years and stabilizes during adulthood, so it is crucial to start treatment during childhood. Myopia treatment also reduces the risk of developing conditions such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts later in life.

Contact Advanced Family Eye Care for Myopia Control in Torrance, CA

If you are looking for myopia control, contact Advanced Family Eye Care to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors. We will perform a comprehensive exam and discuss control options to help your child’s vision. To schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists or to learn more about our eye care services, call our team today at (310) 373-9993 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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Torrance Office

Monday

09:30 am - 05:30 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

Tuesday

09:30 am - 05:30 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

Wednesday

09:30 am - 05:30 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

*Every 3rd and 4th Wednesday: 02:00pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday

09:30 am - 06:00 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

Friday

09:30 am - 05:30 pm

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch

Saturday

09:30 am - 01:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Torrance Office

Monday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Tuesday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Wednesday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch *Every 3rd and 4th Wednesday: 02:00pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday
09:30 am - 06:00 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Friday
09:30 am - 05:30 pm 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Saturday
09:30 am - 01:00 pm
Sunday
Closed