Myopia Management

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common eye condition that can worsen over time if not properly managed. At Seacoast Vision Care, we offer specialized myopia management services in Scarborough, Maine to slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children. While regular glasses and contact lenses can correct your child’s vision, they won’t slow the progression of myopia like myopia management contact lenses will.  

What is myopia?   

Myopia is a vision problem where faraway things look blurry, but up-close objects are clear. It happens when the eyeball grows too long or the cornea is too curved, making light focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. If left untreated, myopia can affect your child’s eye health, performance in school and extracurricular activities, and emotional and social well-being.  

Children with high myopia are also more likely to develop serious eye issues later in life like cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment. By starting myopia management early, parents can reduce their child’s risk of developing high myopia and eye diseases linked to it.  

Myopia treatment in Scarborough, ME   

Myopia management involves using special contact lenses, such as multifocal contact lenses, to help slow down myopia progression in children. Multifocal lenses correct their vision while also controlling the elongation of the eyeball that leads to myopia progression. While myopia can’t be reversed, the goal of treatment is to stop it from getting worse. 

At Seacoast Vision Care, our experienced optometrists will thoroughly examine your child’s eyes during a pediatric eye exam to determine if they are a good candidate for myopia management. If they are, we will work closely with you and your child to create a personalized treatment plan that fits their unique needs and lifestyle. 

Schedule an eye exam today at Seacoast Vision Care 

Whether it’s through specialty contact lenses or other forms of treatment, we are committed to helping your child maintain healthy eyesight for years to come. Don’t let myopia impact your child’s quality of life—schedule their eye exam today!