Myopia Management

for Your Child's Brighter Future at You & Eye

Dr. Pearce and the You & Eye team are committed to providing parents with the best solutions for their child's vision. Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a condition that affects millions of children worldwide. Understanding what myopia is and how it can be controlled is essential for your child's eye health and their academic success.

What Is Myopia?

Myopia is an eye condition where distant objects appear blurry, while close-up objects can be seen clearly. This occurs when the eye grows too long, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. Myopia often develops during childhood and can worsen throughout adolescence.

Why Is Myopia Control Important?

As parents, you want the best for your child. Myopia control is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Academic Success: Myopia can make it challenging for your child to see the board at school, read textbooks, or focus on objects far away. Controlling myopia can improve their academic performance and overall learning experience.

  2. Long-Term Eye Health: High myopia is associated with a higher risk of eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment later in life. Myopia control can help reduce this risk.

  3. Quality of Life: A child with uncontrolled myopia may rely heavily on glasses or contact lenses. Myopia control can reduce the need for corrective lenses and provide greater visual freedom.

Girl using misight for myopia

Our Approach to Myopia Control

At You & Eye, we understand the concerns parents have for their children's vision. That's why we offer a comprehensive myopia control program tailored to your child's needs. Dr. Pearce and our experienced team are dedicated to providing the best possible care.

Our myopia control options include:

  1. MISIGHT® 1 DAY: The new Cooper Vision MiSight contact lenses are soft contact lenses that use innovative technology to help slow down the progression of a child’s myopia. These specially designed lenses are the only FDA-approved contact lenses for myopia management. MiSight is a daily disposable lens that can provide benefits for those who do not want to wear spectacles or use long-term medication.

  2. Atropine Eye Drops: Atropine drop therapy requires the use of a low-dose dilation drop every night before bed. The effectiveness of this therapy is highlighted by the Atropine in Treatment of Myopia studies (ATOM1 and ATOM 2), although it is not yet FDA approved in the United States for myopia control. The use of these drops is considered off-label therapy. Prior to this form of therapy, we had no option to offer our patients who felt contact lenses were not a good choice for themselves or their child. Now, we have an effective treatment that has few side effects and works for most children. Patients will need to continue to wear their normal eyeglasses during the day for vision correction.

Schedule Your Child's Myopia Evaluation

Every child is unique, and their myopia control needs may vary. Dr. Pearce will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your child. Our goal is to provide your child with clear vision, a brighter future, and optimal eye health.

Invest in your child's vision today. Contact You & Eye to schedule a myopia evaluation and take the first step towards a lifetime of clear, healthy eyesight.

Remember, at You & Eye, we're not just treating myopia; we're nurturing your child's vision for a brighter tomorrow.