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Slow Your Child’s Myopia Progression

You want to give your child as many tools for success as possible. MOA wants to help you by preserving your child’s distance vision through myopia control.

Our optometrists rely on the latest medical data. We use the most effective methods of myopia control to correct your child’s eyesight in the short term and help protect their vision in the long term.

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What Is Myopia Control?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, develops when the eyeball is too long compared to the curve of the cornea. Because children’s eyes are still growing, their myopia tends to get worse as they get older.

Myopia control is a process that limits the progression of myopia. Children who undergo myopia control retain more of their clear distance vision as they reach adulthood than children who do not receive myopia control.

How Does Myopia Control Work?

There are several methods of myopia control available today and they all function somewhat differently. However, numerous recent methods of myopia control rely on myopic defocus.

Recent research indicates that peripheral vision can influence eye growth. By altering the way light focuses on the periphery of a child’s vision, we can signal to the brain that the eye is long enough. The body responds by slowing the growth of the eye, limiting the progression of myopia.

Who Is Eligible for Myopia Control?

Although many adults live with myopia, the condition does not tend to get worse after age 20, when the eyes usually finish growing. As a result, myopia control is not necessarily effective for adults.

Myopia control is most effective for children between the ages of 7 and 15. Most changes affecting the size and structure of the eye take place during these years.

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