Myopia Management in DeWitt

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Seeing, Learning, & Succeeding

Myopia is a refractive error that is commonly detected in children and affects around 25% of Americans. The impact of myopia reaches further than the clarity of your child’s vision. It affects how they learn, socialize, and their overall quality of life.

Myopia can be detected during a comprehensive eye exam. Identifying it early allows us to provide progression management solutions to avoid further vision problems like cataracts, retinal detachment, or glaucoma.

We find great joy in helping your little one see the world clearly! Schedule an appointment today to ensure their visual success in and out of the classroom.

What Is Myopia?

You may have heard myopia referred to as nearsightedness. It’s an ocular condition that allows you to see near objects clearly while objects in the distance are blurry.

Myopia is typically discovered in children as their eyes grow and develop between the ages of 8 and 12. The eyeball can grow too long or the cornea (the transparent front portion of the eye) can have too much curvature. As a result, light entering the eye is not properly focused onto the retina, causing blurred vision.

Our Management Methods

If we discover your child has myopia, there are treatment options available to help slow its progression. During the eye exam, we’ll go over the options with you and determine which is best for your child.

Corneal refractive therapy (CRT) is a non-surgical solution to help correct myopia.

CRT lenses are specialty contact lenses designed to fit each patient’s unique eyes. They’re worn overnight to gently reshape the cornea. Due to the reshaping, light can properly refract onto the retina. Your child wakes up with clearer vision and is able to go about their day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

These lenses are a good option for those who are too young for refractive surgery or want to live a lens-free lifestyle during the day.

Low-dose atropine eye drops, administered at bedtime, have shown to slow down the progression of myopia. Atropine binds to growth receptors in the eye to stop the signal that influences the eye to become longer. Glasses will still be needed during the day to correct their vision.

A Lifetime of Clear Vision for Your Child

Don’t let myopia impact the educational and visual success of your child. Visit us for an accurate eye assessment so we can determine an appropriate treatment plan for your little one’s unique eyes.

Embark on a path of clear vision today!

Our Location

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DeWitt Eyecare is located on the corner of 11th Street and 9th Avenue. There is parking available in the lot in front of our practice.

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Our Address

  • 1107 9th Ave
  • DeWitt, IA 52742

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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