Myopia Control Treatment Program Details
Myopia is increasing world-wide. People with myopia have trouble seeing far away. The higher the myopia, the higher the risks for certain sight-threatening diseases.
Here are a few examples of eye diseases that are more frequently seen in people with high myopia:
Although myopia is influenced by genetics, research has shown that it can be treated. The earlier we treat myopia, the better chance we have of controlling the progression, and limiting the risk of vision loss from eye disease.
At your child’s full eye exam, our doctors may advise you to bring him or her back for a Myopia Control consultation. They may recommend this if they feel the child is at risk for developing myopia, or, if they already have myopia, to assess the risk for rapid progression.
If myopia therapy is advised based on the consultation, and you are interested in proceeding, we will commence treatment.
Implement best practices to limit the progression of childhood myopia as per currently accepted guidelines
$245.00 for the first year
$195.00 per year for the subsequent years
This is a professional fee-only which includes all necessary visits with the optometrist. Costs of contact lenses and/or drops etc. are not included in this fee.
$936.00 per year (if recommended)
$425.00 per year (if recommended)
Treatment strategy may need to be adjusted due to factors such as adaptation, presence of adverse effects, or lack of adequate response. Professional fees related to changes in treatment strategy are included in annual fees; material costs are not included.
We will normally continue myopia control therapy until at least 17 years of age, or until the patient shows stability in his/her prescription (usually 2 years without significant change) but in some cases we may elect to continue therapy beyond age 17.
Although Myopia Control is only starting to become more widely used to treat child-onset myopia, the principles and strategies used at Mountain View Optometry are based on evidence-based guidelines and protocols. However, as the individual response can vary to any chosen treatment, results are not guaranteed.