Myopia Control

Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness, is a common vision condition caused by a refractive error in the eyes. It is mostly diagnosed in children but affects adults as well. Our eye doctors at DeNovo Eye in McKinney offer several options for the treatment of myopia, such as specialty contacts, scleral lenses, and ortho-k. We will examine you or your child thoroughly to determine the most suitable control option.

.

How Is Myopia Controlled?

There are five widely used methods for controlling myopia. These methods include:

Prescription Lenses

Prescription lenses provide an effective option for controlling myopia and are beneficial for people who don’t want to wear eyeglasses. There are several types of prescription lenses used to control myopia, such as specialty lenses and scleral lenses.

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, is the use of special contact lenses that are worn when a person is sleeping and removed after waking up. These contact lenses change the shape of the cornea temporarily. The effects of wearing these lenses at night remain throughout the day, eliminating the need for wearing them while awake. Orthokeratology has been proven to help control myopia.

LASIK

LASIK also offers an effective myopia control method where a special cutting laser is used to reshape the cornea. LASIK is mostly recommended for people who have severe cases of myopia or those who do not want to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct the condition.

Bifocal And Multifocal Eyeglasses

Bifocal and multifocal eyeglasses are effective at controlling myopia. Bifocal eyeglasses feature two optical powers, while multifocal eyeglasses feature multiple focusing powers.

Medications

Some medications, such as atropine, are effective at controlling myopia. Although atropine is used during eye exams to dilate the pupils, it can also be used to reduce the progression of myopia when administered in very low doses.

Visit Denovo Eye in Mckinney for Myopia Control

At DeNovo Eye in McKinney, we have several options for myopia control, such as specialty lenses, scleral lenses, and ortho-k. If you suspect you or your child is developing myopia or it has been a while since your last eye exam, contact DeNovo Eye to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rojas and Dr. Osman. Call our team today at (469) 317-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

Certified

Office Hours

Monday

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

Appointment Only

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
Appointment Only 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday
Closed