Protecting Your Child’s Vision
Approximately 1 in 4 parents have a child with myopia. This condition is incredibly common, affecting almost 40% of the US population. While many patients may assume myopia only affects vision, this condition can lead to further complications if it progresses.
Visit Severna Park Eye Care, and we can diagnose and treat your child’s myopia. We care about your family and want to see them enjoy clear and healthy vision.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia is a common refractive error that makes faraway images appear blurry while nearby objects appear clearly.
Someone with myopia has differently shaped eyes that are too long or have a steep curvature. Because of this shape, the eye cannot bend light correctly as it enters the eye, causing it to land in front of the retina when it should land on the retina.
Besides eye shape, other factors can influence myopia development, including
How We Manage Myopia Progression
Treating myopia progression involves more than improving vision. Without controlling eye growth, myopia may continue to worsen. If myopia progresses into a more severe version, it can increase your child’s risk of several eye diseases, such as retinal detachment.
We can determine the right treatment option for your child during their eye exam, where we assess their eyes and the severity of their condition.
Some myopia control treatments we offer include atropine eye drops, MiSight contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses and glasses, and ortho-k contact lenses.
Atropine Eye Drops
Atropine eye drops help relax the focusing mechanisms in your child’s eyes. These drops dilate the pupil and freeze the focusing muscles in the eye, which slows myopia progression. While these eye drops can control myopia progression, your child will likely need corrective lenses to see clearly.
MiSight Contact Lenses
MiSight contact lenses help slow myopia progression. Your child replaces these disposable lenses daily, making them ideal for children new to contact lenses. The design of the lens corrects vision and slows myopic progression.
The center of the lens provides clear vision while alternating rings surround it. These myopia control zones help bring light in front of the retina and slow eye growth.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses correct and control myopia, providing clear vision and protecting your child’s eye health. These lenses have a bullseye design, featuring a vision correction center with rings surrounding it. The surrounding rings help bring incoming light in front of the retina, slowing myopic progression.
Multifocal glasses are similar to their contact lens counterpart—they help correct and control myopia with different lens powers. They prevent the eyes from growing, slowing myopia progression by up to 51% compared to children using standard glasses.
Ortho-K Contact Lenses
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses are corneal shaping contact lenses. They gently reshape the cornea as you wear them overnight, providing clear vision during the day without needing corrective lenses.
We’re Here for Your Child’s Eye Health & Vision
Myopia can affect more than your child’s vision, but we can help protect their eye health. Our team can help diagnose this condition in its early stages and recommend a treatment plan to slow myopic progression. Visit us in Severna Park if your child has myopia symptoms, and let us care for their vision.
Experience Innovative & Frameless Vision
In the past, there were 2 kinds of people: those who could wear contact lenses and those who couldn’t wear contact lenses. But no longer!
Certain eye conditions can make wearing regular contact lenses uncomfortable and irritating. At Severna Park Eye Care, we offer a variety of specialty contact lenses so you, can enjoy the freedom and flexibility of frameless vision.
Whether you need extra hydration for dry eye symptoms, multiple prescriptions in a single lens, or help slow myopia progression, we have contact lenses for you. Book your contact lens exam with us today and discover which lenses work best for you.
You can find us next to Magothy Gateway shopping mall. There’s plenty of parking available in the main lot for your convenience. Please contact us if you have any trouble locating our office.
- 139 Ritchie Hwy. Suite B
- Severna Park, MD 21146
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Areas We Serve
We proudly serve Severna Park and welcome patients from all over Maryland.
- Severna Park
- Glen Burnie
- Anne Arundel County
- Howard County
- Baltimore County
- Baltimore City
- Washington, DC
Wherever you’re from, we are happy to help you. Visit us today for all your eye care needs.