Myopia Management in Atlanta

Is your child short-sighted?

Myopia Control can help manage your child's risk of diseases later in life.
Myopia On The Rise
1 in 4 Parents
have a child with myopia
Myopia has doubled
in the U.S. children since the 1990s.
50% of the world's
population will be myopic by 2050

What is Myopia Management?

Myopia Control Decatur GA

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, means you can see up close better than you can far away. It is the most common refractive error among children and young adults. Why does it matter? High amounts of nearsightedness are associated with glaucoma, retinal breaks or detachment and maculopathy.

Myopia Management, also known as myopia control, is a treatment method to slow the progression of myopia in children and adults. Myopia management is based on scientific evidence that can slow myopia progression by 40–60%. It may also reduce the risk of myopia-related eye problems later in life.

Treating & Managing Myopia

Traditional glasses and contact lenses can improve blurred distance but do not address the worsening of vision.  Myopia control provides solutions for slowing eye growth thus preventing myopia progression. There are multiple methods for controlling myopia progression, it may include one or a combination of the following:

Treating & Managing Myopia

Traditional glasses and contact lenses can improve blurred distance but do not address the worsening of vision.  Myopia control provides solutions for slowing eye growth thus preventing myopia progression. There are multiple methods for controlling myopia progression, it may include one or a combination of the following:

Treatment Options

Ortho-K Overnight Lenses > Atropine Eye Drops > MiSight Contact Lenses >
Spectacle Lenses (MiYOSMART)
awaiting FDA approval

After an initial consultation, Dr. Minh Ta will prescribe an appropriate treatment for your unique care and lifestyle needs.  At Specs Appeal we base our recommendations on the latest research, years of experience, and your individual comfort.

Why is myopia control important?

Myopia control is about quality of life. Slowing down myopia progression by 50% can reduce the chance of developing high myopia by 90%.
The higher the myopic prescription, the higher the risk major eye diseases or vision impairments later in life including. retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts, and neovascularization.

How we can help

Treatment Options

Orthokeratology
Although there is no known cure for myopia some treatments and management strategies can help restore distance vision. Also known as “corneal reshaping lenses”, ortho-k contact lenses are specially designed gas permeable contacts that are worn only at night during sleep. Ortho-k has been shown to slow myopic progression in children by 36% – 56%.

These lenses work to temporarily reverse the effects of Myopia by reshaping the eyeball while you sleep, allowing the wearer to experience clear vision the following day. This pain-free process allows clear, corrected vision without the use of contacts or glasses throughout the day!

If you have questions or concerns about ortho-k, schedule an appointment with us today. We will be able to help you determine your candidacy, costs, benefits, and risks of the process.
Atrpopine Eye Drops
Atropine eye drops, while not a cure for myopia, can be used to slow its progression. They work by temporarily blocking the eye's focusing muscles, which may help prevent the eyeball from elongating, a key driver of myopia.

Typically, a single drop is administered daily, often at bedtime, in each eye. While traditionally higher doses were used, recent research suggests low-dose formulations (around 0.01%) may be just as effective with fewer side effects like blurry near vision and light sensitivity.

Atropine may not be suitable for everyone. For safety and effective use, atropine must be closely monitored by an eye doctor. Find out if atropine is a good solution for you by scheduling an appointment with Specs Appeal today.
MiSight® Contact Lenses

MiSight® contact lenses are a unique tool in the fight against myopia progression in children, working through a clever design to both correct vision and potentially slow eye growth. These daily disposable lenses, worn during the day and discarded at night, utilize a special concentric ring pattern:

Central Correction Zone: The core of the lens focuses light precisely onto the retina, sharpening distance vision just like traditional contact lenses.

Myopic Control Zones: Surrounding the central zone are alternating rings with slightly different powers. These rings intentionally focus light slightly in front of the retina, creating a mild "blurry" signal. This is believed to send feedback to the eye, discouraging its elongation and potentially slowing myopia progression.

By combining clear vision with this myopic control mechanism, MiSight® lenses offer a promising approach for managing myopia in children.

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    Decatur, GA 30033
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