Myopia Control

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a condition where distant objects appear blurry while close ones can be seen clearly. The condition often occurs due to the eyeball being too long or the cornea having too much curvature. At Sunny Isles Eye Center in North Miami Beach, FL, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your eye health and treatment to slow down the progression of myopia.

Myopia Control

What is Myopia Control?

The primary goal of controlling myopia is to reduce the potential risk of vision loss due to complications in later life. High myopia increases the risk of conditions like retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts. By addressing myopia early and managing its progression, these risks can be significantly lowered.

Treatments for Myopia Control

There are multiple treatments that have been found effective in controlling the progression of myopia. Some of these treatments include:

•           Atropine Eye Drops: Low-dose atropine eye drops have been used to slow the progression of myopia in children. These drops dilate the eyes and relax the eye’s focusing mechanisms.

•           Orthokeratology (Ortho-K): These are specially designed contact lenses worn overnight to temporarily reshape the cornea and provide clear vision during the day.

•           Specialized Contact Lenses: Soft multifocal contact lenses have been designed to slow myopia progression by altering the way light focuses on the peripheral retina.

•           Behavioral Modifications: Spending more time outdoors and reducing close work activities can help in managing myopia progression.

How Our Optometrist Can Help

When you visit us, we will begin with a comprehensive eye exam to learn more about your condition. Afterward, our optometrist will recommend the necessary treatment to help you see clearly and reduce further vision loss. The treatment varies from person to person and depends on certain factors, such as age, lifestyle, and the degree of myopia. Additionally, regular eye exams are important in monitoring your eye health and protecting your vision.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you're experiencing any symptoms of myopia, our team at Sunny Isles Eye Center in North Miami Beach, FL, is happy to help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact our office at (305) 917-1037 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we are happy to assist!


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Sunny Isles Eye Center


17100 Collins Ave #112, RK Centers,
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

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