Myopia Management for Children in Everett, WA

At Novel Eyes, we provide comprehensive and specialized treatments for managing myopia. By recognizing the importance of seeking treatment, parents can proactively manage and potentially slow down the progression of their child’s myopia, reducing the risk of developing high levels of nearsightedness and associated complications. Our Everett, WA, practice is here to help patients take control of their vision and embrace a future with clearer sight and improved visual well-being. 

What is Myopia?

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error of the eye where individuals can see nearby objects clearly but struggle with distant vision. It occurs when the eyeball is longer than normal or the cornea has excessive curvature, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. Myopia is primarily caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

How is Myopia Managed?

There are various approaches to myopia management. At Novel Eyes, we provide comprehensive eye care services, including multiple options for managing myopia in addition to prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct the refractive error, providing clear distance vision.    

Myopia Treatment Options 

  • Low-dose Atropine Treatment – Dilates the pupil and temporarily weakens the eye’s focusing muscles, which can slow down myopia progression. 
  • MiSight – A specific type of soft contact lens designed for myopia control, utilizing a dual-focus design that helps slow down myopia progression in children.
  • Multifocal Lenses – Providing different optical powers in different zones of the lens, helping to slow down the progression of myopia in children by altering the way light focuses on the retina. These lenses are available in both soft and hard contact lens materials.
  • Ortho-K – Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) involves wearing special rigid contact lenses overnight to temporarily reshape the cornea, providing clear vision during the day and slowing down myopia progression over time.

Does Myopia Get Worse With Age?

Myopia tends to progress during childhood and adolescence, with the most significant changes occurring during these developmental stages. However, myopia can worsen in some individuals during early adulthood. The rate of progression may slow down in the mid to late twenties.

Myopia Management Solutions at Novel Eyes 

Our Everett, WA, office offers transformative myopia treatments that can significantly improve the lives of children affected by nearsightedness. By providing innovative solutions and personalized care, Novel Eyes empowers patients to take control of their vision and experience the benefits of clear sight. With Novel Eyes’ commitment to advancing myopia treatment, your family can look forward to a brighter future with enhanced visual clarity and overall eye health.

Contact us to schedule an appointment for your child today!