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Myopia Management:
Protect Your Child's Vision

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common vision issue among children. However, did you know it can significantly increase the risk of sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration? The higher the myopia, the higher the risk of these diseases.

Why Manage Your Child's Myopia?

While traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct your child’s vision, they don’t address the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression. At Advanced Family Eyecare in Waupaca, we believe in safeguarding your child’s long-term eye health. Our myopia management services achieve just that.


Whats Myopia Management?

This specialized field of eye care focuses on slowing or preventing myopia progression in children. Our experienced optometrists at Advanced Family Eyecare in Waupaca employ various strategies to tailor the treatment to your child’s unique needs. Our treatment options include:

  • Atropine therapy for myopia management
  • Orthokeratology for kids
  • MiSight contact lenses for myopia management
  • Multifocal contact lenses and glasses

Our careful monitoring and reviews span six to 12 months to ensure the chosen treatment effectively manages your child’s myopia.

Catching Myopia Early is Key

Recognizing the critical role of early intervention, our clinic emphasizes the importance of initiating myopia management as soon as possible. Addressing myopia in its initial stages can significantly reduce the risk of its rapid progression and associated complications, laying the foundation for healthier vision in the long term.

The Importance of Timely Myopia Management

Early intervention in myopia management is crucial to slow myopia progression in children. Myopia tends to progress more quickly in younger children, increasing the risk of sight-threatening diseases associated with high myopia. We encourage management to start early to avoid worsened cases or complications.

Addressing Dry Eye During Myopia Management

While managing myopia, our clinic places a strong emphasis on identifying and treating dry eye syndrome and understanding its significant effect on patients' comfort and overall eye health. Our tailored strategies incorporate advanced diagnostic methods and personalized treatment plans, ranging from lifestyle adjustments to innovative therapies.

This holistic approach not only aids in controlling myopia progression but also ensures the long-term preservation of ocular surface health, enhancing visual quality and patient well-being.

The Connection Between Near Work and Myopia

Children today spend significant time on digital devices, which experts believe contributes to the rise in myopia. When discussing near work, we talk about activities such as reading, digital screen use, and even playing musical instruments like the piano for long periods.

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What Parents Are Saying About Our Myopia Management

"I found Advanced Family Eyecare in Waupaca to be the perfect place for my son and me. When my son displayed issues with one of his eyes, I thought I'd need to seek help elsewhere. I was relieved to find help with his diagnosis locally, thanks to the incredibly nice and helpful staff."

Greta - Google Review

Start Myopia Management Today

For more information or to commence myopia management for your child, contact Advanced Family Eyecare in Waupaca. We have a welcoming and empathetic team that's always available to answer your questions and provide the assistance you need.

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FAQ About Myopia Management

How long must I continue myopia management treatment?

Your child should continue myopia management treatment until their eyes have finished growing, typically in the early-to-mid 20s.

Will my child's vision return to normal if we stop myopia management treatment?

No, your child's vision won't return to normal after stopping myopia management treatment. Still, myopia progression may slow or stop once their eyes have finished growing.

Why is measuring the axial length of the eye important?

Measuring the axial length of the eye helps determine the progression rate of myopia and the potential causes of eye elongation. This data is vital for an effective myopia management program.