Focus on Your Child’s Vision with Total Myopia
When your child’s world gets blurry, we’re here to help. At Old Town Optix Optometry, we understand the importance of healthy vision for your child’s growth, development, and overall happiness. We want to work with you and your child through our Total Myopia program to promote lifelong healthy vision.
The goal of the program is to provide individualized care to help slow down the progression of myopia. Here’s what our program includes:
- Customized myopia control strategies
- Regularly scheduled check-ups for continuous monitoring and management
- Personalized assessments aimed at sustaining your child’s eye health
- Thorough training on the chosen myopia control methods
- An ongoing maintenance regimen to support effective myopia control with a focus on achieving lasting results
Schedule your children’s eye exam with us today.
What’s the Goal of Myopia Control?
Myopia usually starts in a child’s early school years and continues progressing until early adulthood. It happens when the eye grows too long or the cornea too steeply curved, causing light to focus incorrectly when viewing distances.
Myopia cannot be reversed but can be slowed with myopia control, which is like applying brakes to a fast-moving car. The goal is to prevent nearsightedness from worsening.
The Overall Impact of Myopia
Being nearsighted is more than experiencing blurry vision. When untreated, myopia can cause headaches and eye strain or even affect your child’s self-confidence and school performance. More than 60% of the brain plays a role in visual processing, so healthy vision is crucial for effective learning.
That’s why it’s so important to identify and manage myopia early. By keeping it under control, we can help prevent the need for stronger prescriptions and the eye conditions associated with higher levels of myopia, such as cataracts, glaucoma, myopic macular degeneration, and retinal detachment.
Common Signs & Symptoms of Myopia
Children might not always express when they’re having trouble seeing clearly. Your child may not realize that the out-of-focus world they’re seeing is different from what everyone else sees. Fortunately, there are a few common signs and behaviors that can indicate your child is dealing with a vision problem:
- Frequent squinting, eye rubbing, or blinking
- Developing headaches after distance-based activities
- Complaints of tiredness or strained eyes
- Poor coordination, like bumping into things or catching objects
Early Myopia Management Can Make a Difference
We want to help you be proactive about your child’s vision care. By identifying and managing myopia early on, we can help set your child up for success. Myopia control can preserve vision and lower risks to eye health, so your child can enjoy more options in the future.
At Old Town Optix Optometry, your child’s eye health is our top priority. Schedule your child’s eye exam today and learn more about our comprehensive Total Myopia program. Let’s keep those young eyes healthy and happy.
Come See What We’re About
Our practice is located in the Old Town La Quinta shopping mall complex. Find our door to the right of the Old Town Tavern. Plenty of parking is available on the south side of the building, facing Avenida La Fonda.