Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes problems with distant-range vision, while close-range vision remains intact. At Vienna Eyecare Center, we offer various methods to manage myopia. Read on as your expert eye care clinic discusses the features and benefits of these treatment options.
Different Myopia Control Options
Myopia is most commonly managed through corrective eyewear options like contact lenses or eyeglasses. If you’re having trouble deciding between contacts and eyeglasses, your eye doctor will be happy to discuss both options with you and help you make an informed choice. We can help you choose from our different materials, styles and designs.
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is another myopia control option that’s great for anyone at any age. Ortho-k lenses are meant to be used while you sleep. They are designed to reshape your cornea overnight, correcting surface or structural infirmities. You may remove them in the morning and immediately experience better visual acuity. You can enjoy these effects for a whole day without having to use corrective eyewear, giving you a feeling of normalcy.
Importance of Treating Myopia in Children
Your child’s eyesight and their academic performance are closely related. In fact, most kids are visual learners, which means they understand concepts best through visual demonstrations. Like other refractive errors, myopia commonly develops during childhood. Without treatment, your child may not be able to reach their full academic potential.
If you notice that your child is having a hard time seeing distant objects, bring them to your optometrist immediately. We will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine the underlying cause and provide effective treatment.
For more information about myopia control options and their benefits, call us at (703) 688-7003. You may also complete our form to schedule an appointment. We serve Fairfax, VA, and nearby communities.