Myopia is often referred to as nearsightedness. It’s a common vision condition resulting in blurry vision from far away. But what causes myopia?
The condition occurs when the protective outer layer of your eye becomes too curved. Childhood myopia (and associated disease risk) typically result in the lengthening of the eye itself. This directly impacts your eye’s ability to focus on light, causing blurry vision.
High myopia is a more serious form of the condition. High myopia may increase your chance of developing the following eye diseases:
Certain risk factors are associated with a higher risk of developing nearsightedness, including:
The earlier myopia is treated, the easier it will be to control the condition’s progression, limiting the risk of vision loss from associated eye diseases.
During your child’s eye exam, your optometrist may advise you to return for a myopia management consultation if they feel that your child may be developing, or is at risk for, becoming myopic.
Our myopia management consultation fee is $155. The average appointment takes about an hour and will include the following eye tests:
The purpose of myopia management therapy is to limit the progression of childhood myopia as much as possible. Therapy typically continues until age 17 or until the patient shows stability in their prescription (indicated by two years without significant change). In some cases, therapy may continue beyond age 17.
$245.00 for the first year
$195.00 per year for subsequent years
Note: This is a professional fee that includes all required visits with your optometrist. Contact lenses, drops, glasses, or other materials are not included in this fee.
$936.00 per year
Approximately $425.00 per year
Your doctor may adjust your myopia treatment strategy based on factors such as adaptation, adverse effects, or lack of adequate response. Professional fees related to changes in treatment strategy are included in annual fees, while material costs are not included.
Myopia management therapy is rapidly becoming a first-line treatment for child-onset myopia. The principles and strategies employed at Mountain View Optometry are based on evidence-based guidelines and updated protocols. However, as individual response can vary to any chosen treatment, results are not guaranteed.
Are you interested in myopia management therapy for your child? Book an appointment or call us for more information.