Set Your Sights on the Horizon
Myopia is one of the most common refractive errors in the US, and the number of people affected is growing higher. Researchers believe that half the world will have myopia by 2050. But this doesn’t mean you can’t have clear vision with myopia.
There are several ways to manage myopia progression, especially in children! All you have to do is book a myopia control appointment with our team, and we’ll get to work developing a plan that fits you or your child’s needs.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that affects your distance vision. When you have myopia, it can be difficult to see signs while driving, read a whiteboard in class, or see a theater screen clearly.
Myopia develops when your eyes elongate over time. As your eye grows longer, it becomes harder for light entering through your lens to reach your retina. Without control techniques like the ones we offer here at Golden Hills Optometry, your myopia can worsen as you get older.
If you have high myopia, you’re at a higher risk of retinal detachment or developing issues like glaucoma or cataracts, all of which can affect your vision.
Each of our treatments is tailored to your or your child’s needs. However, before we can help control your myopia, we need to perform an eye exam to determine which option is best for you or your child.
Multifocal lenses are a common strategy for controlling myopia. What makes these lenses effective is that they can correct your peripheral vision enough to focus light just in front of your retina. This signals your eye to slow down how fast it elongates.
Correcting your peripheral vision can help prevent your eye from elongating further.
Atropine Eye Drops
Atropine eye drops are a fantastic option for those looking for a simple way to control their myopia. Studies have shown that low-dose atropine eye drops can slow down myopia progression, especially for children.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) uses specialty contact lenses to gently reshape your cornea as you sleep. When you wake up, you can see clearly throughout the day without using contact lenses or eyeglasses.
Ortho-k lenses do the double duty of correcting myopia while also slowing its progression.
We’re Ready to Help!
You don’t have to struggle to see the distance! Book a myopia control appointment with our team and unlock the potential of your vision.
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Our practice can be found in the Golden Hills Professional Center on the corner of South White Road and Norwood Avenue.
- 2690 S. White Rd., Suite 255
- San Jose, CA 95148
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed