- posted: Nov. 02, 2021
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, can be a notable vision issue for some children. We do everything in our power to slow down the progression of myopia in your child. Sometimes, a special kind of eyeglasses can help. There are several things that we can do at Advanced Optical in Orlando, FL to help manage your child’s myopia.
Pediatric Eye Exams
If you think that your children might have myopia, we can examine your child’s eyes and go from there. If your child does have myopia, we offer several different treatment options for you to consider. It is best if children receive their very first eye exam when they turn six months old so corrective measures can be recommended as soon as possible.
A review of your child’s patient history, evaluating your child’s eye health, and assessments regarding your child’s eye movement and eye focusing are all parts of this eye exam. If we think that your child might have myopia, we will talk to you and them about testing for myopia. The earlier we detect any eye health problems, the easier it is to correct them.
Myopia Treatment Methods
We will discuss prescribing your child special eyeglasses or special contact lenses. Our family optometrist might also prescribe your child atropine eye drops. Our family optometrist can also discuss the visual environment your child is in. More specifically, we can talk about the amount of time each day that your child spends outside and the amount of time your child spends reading books or looking at screens.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist for Myopia Control in Orlando, FL
If you think your child has myopia, you should stop by our practice today and let us help them. We can figure out a treatment method that works for your child. Call Advanced Optical today at (407) 296-2020 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.