About the Total Myopia Program
We’ve partnered with Total Vision to bring you the Total Myopia program, a personalized approach to helping slow your child’s myopia progression.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision problem that affects many children. We make it a point to screen for myopia during their eye exams. If we detect signs of myopia, we can work together to explore myopia control methods to help your child enjoy clear, healthy vision.
With the Total Myopia Program, your kid gets:
- Customized eye drops and soft multifocal contacts
- Regular follow-up appointments to help sustain ongoing eye health through consistent management
- Personalized assessments and treatment plans
- A maintenance regimen focused on effective myopia control for lasting results
What Is Myopia Control?
Myopia happens when the eye shape or cornea is elongated. This makes it difficult for light to focus correctly on the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. That’s why distant objects can appear blurry.
Typically, myopia starts developing during a child’s early school years and continues progressing until early adulthood. The goal of myopia control is to slow or halt myopia progression.
Myopia & the Impact on Learning
Vision and learning go hand in hand. Over 60% of the brain plays a role in processing visual information. When your child is having trouble seeing, it can significantly impact how they learn, both in school and out in the world.
Our team at Griffin Optometric Group understands how crucial vision can be in supporting a child’s development. With the Total Myopia program, we’re committed to providing personalized and ongoing management to help preserve your child’s vision.
Understanding Signs & Symptoms of Myopia
Blurry vision is typically the main symptom of myopia. However, it’s important to note that children might not always express how well they can see or realize that their vision is different from others. They may exhibit other signs that indicate they might be having trouble seeing, such as:
- Frequently squinting, eye rubbing, or blinking
- Getting headaches after distance-based activities
- Complaining of tired or strained eyes
- Clumsiness (walking into or inability to catch objects)
How Can We Help Manage Your Child’s Myopia?
Regular glasses and contact lenses can help your child’s eyes focus, but they don’t stop eye from growing and worsening nearsightedness. That’s where myopia control comes in—our mission is to halt progression and take a proactive approach to your child’s eye health.
MiSight Contact Lenses
MiSight soft contact lenses are FDA-approved and clinically proven to help reduce myopia progression. These multifocal lenses use a combination of vision correction and treatment zones–shaped like a bull’s eye–to simultaneously correct blurry vision and slow eye elongation. MiSight can help slow myopia progression by 59%.
MiSight 1-day lenses are prescribed for children ages 8–12. As daily disposable lenses, there’s no need to clean or store them, making them easier for kids to handle.
Atropine Eye Drops
One method shown to slow down myopia progression effectively is atropine eye drops. Atropine has been used in medical care for centuries and is traditionally used to dilate the pupils during eye exams. In myopia control, we use low-dose atropine eye drops to relax the eye’s focusing mechanism, helping to alleviate the fatigue thought to contribute to myopia progression.
Managing Myopia Early Can Preserve Your Child’s Sight
Myopia is more than just blurry vision. It can impact your child’s overall eye health. By detecting and managing myopia early on, we can help prevent the need for high-prescription lenses and lower the risk of complications.
When myopia reaches high levels, it can lead to stretching and thinning of eye tissues, increasing the chances of sight-threatening conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, myopia macular degeneration, and retinal detachment.
But if we start managing myopia at a young age, we can slow down progression before it becomes severe. With the Total Myopia program, your child can receive the personalized attention they need to succeed.Schedule your child’s eye exam today.