Although glasses and contact lenses can compensate for a child’s blurry distance vision, these tools don’t stop the prevention of myopia from being developed further. As children develop, myopia often occurs as they reach school age and, if left untreated, can progress into their late teens.
Visit https://www.mykidsvision.org/en-us for a quick 6 question survey and specific advice based on your child’s risk of myopia development or worsening.If your child needs help mitigating symptoms of myopia, please contact us today to book your appointment.
Research results have proven that patients with myopia are at risk of developing sight-threatening conditions and diseases.
Evidence shows that patients with mild myopia are 4 to 5 times more at risk for experiencing retinal detachment. Patients with moderate to severe myopia, the risk increases 10 times. One study proves that more than 50% of retinal detachments not related to trauma are associated with myopia. Other myopia risks includeglaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Parents and caregivers of myopic children need to manage the condition as part of your child’s eye health. Our office objective is to slow or even stop myopia’s progression and reduce its impact on your child’s life. The younger your child is when they have treatment, the more effective it can be.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment so one of our doctors can examine your child’s vision and make a treatment plan to slow or stop the progression of myopia from developing any further.
Our professionally trained doctors use the latest innovation tools to create a treatment plan for your child. Our non-invasive treatment plan may include customized contact lenses and special prescription eye drops, all perfectly paired to meet your child’s needs.
Great first time experience. Easy to book the appointment. Was seen on time. Got the full eye exam without dilating my eyes thanks to some nifty technology they have. The doc and staff were very friendly. What more could you ask for?
This is probably the best place I’ve been to for an eye exam. Everyone is very friendly and made my experience a personable one. The doctor was excellent. He explained things in a manner that was easy to understand. The office being open until 7pm two days a week also helps a lot. Special thanks to Ashley for helping me pick out frames!
Had a great annual visit at Associates In Eyecare today! My exam by the doctor was very thorough. The staff was professional very knowledgeable, and helpful. Definitely will continue to go to Associates In Eyecare Oakton for my annual checkups, contacts and glasses!
Associates in Eyecare – Oakton is conveniently located on Chain Bridge Road, next to PNC Bank and across the street from the Exxon gas station.