Myopia Management in Albany

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Myopia Management for All Ages

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a vision condition that makes distant objects appear blurry. At Solano EyeCare, we offer various methods of myopia control to help you and your children see clearly. 

Our team strives to help you achieve clear vision at all distances. Contact us to book an appointment and manage your myopia today.

What Is Myopia?

Myopia is a vision condition that can develop gradually or rapidly and often worsens from childhood through adolescence. A comprehensive eye exam can allow our team to diagnose myopia and explore management options. 

Myopia occurs when the eye becomes too elongated, or the cornea has too much curvature, resulting in light entering the eye to improperly focus in front of the retina.

Some common signs and symptoms of myopia can include: 

  • Headaches caused by eyestrain
  • Blurry vision when looking at distant objects
  • The need to squint to see clearly

Along with these symptoms, a child with myopia may: 

  • Blink excessively
  • Rub their eyes frequently
  • Squint persistently
  • Be seemingly unaware of distant objects

Mild myopia can sometimes be difficult to notice, and some symptoms may not be noticeable at all. This lack of symptoms makes consistent eye exams essential to ensure our team stays updated on your and your child’s visual development. 

Myopia Control at Solano EyeCare

At Solano EyeCare, we offer comprehensive eye exams and provide different myopia control solutions to keep your vision clear.

Atropine eye drops are a promising treatment for childhood myopia. Studies show that a low dose of atropine, usually given as eye drops, can slow the progression of myopia in children and work to prevent severe nearsightedness. 

The dosage prescribed is dependent on your child’s vision needs. Atropine eye drops require consistent use to slow the progression of myopia.

Ortho-k contact lenses are a great option for most patients with mild to moderate myopia.

Ortho-k lenses are designed to reduce your dependence on contact lenses and glasses. Ortho-k lenses are inserted at night and removed in the morning, allowing you to see clearly throughout the day.

Multifocal contact lenses can slow the progression of myopia in children. These contact lenses work by slowing eye growth and slowing the prescription of children dealing with myopia. 

Slowing the Progression of Myopia

At Solano EyeCare, we strive to provide our patients with solutions to their unique visual needs. Slowing the progression of myopia from a young age is essential. 

Contact us to book an appointment and begin managing your myopia today.

Our Location

Our Address

  • 1051 Solano Avenue
  • Albany, CA 94706

You’ll find our clinic between Adams Street and San Pablo Avenue, next to the Pilates Studio.

If you have any trouble finding us, please contact our office!

Our Hours

  • Monday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
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