Myopia Control in Spanish Fort

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Helping You See Clearly

Myopia is a refractive error that affects your ability to see objects at a distance. The condition is caused by an eyeball that is too long or a cornea that is too steep. As a result, light that enters lands in front of the retina rather than directly on it.

Myopia is a condition that affects nearly 30% of the population, making the need for treatment methods ever-important. Unfortunately, myopia’s exact cause remains unknown, but there is evidence that many individuals inherit myopia from one or both of their parents. Lifestyle can also play a factor in developing myopia; for example, if someone spends considerable time doing intense close visual work, they may be more likely to develop myopia.

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What is Myopia Control?

Myopia control is a term used to describe methods that work to slow or halt the progression of myopia. Although there are no cures for myopia, certain techniques can help effectively prevent myopia from worsening. At Perspective Eye Center, we offer 3 types of myopia control that may work to keep your vision from deteriorating any more than it already has.

It’s also important to note that if your child has been diagnosed with myopia, starting myopia control as early as possible is the best way to preserve their vision.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal contact lenses have been proven to slow the progression of myopia in children. These contact lenses are specially designed to suit your child’s eyes, and most parents have reported them as safe and easy to handle. They are daily disposable lenses, so you don’t have to worry about storage, and they are incredibly effective in preventing myopia from worsening.

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a myopia control method that involves wearing specialty contact lenses overnight while you sleep. The lenses are typically rigid gas permeable and exert gentle pressure on the cornea to reshape it temporarily. Once removed, the cornea will remain reshaped for the day, providing “lens like” effects and clearer vision. However, the results from Orthokeratology are temporary, and vision will return to normal if you stop wearing the lenses.

Atropine is a medication available in both eye drop and ointment form to help slow myopia’s progression. There have been several studies on the application of atropine and its effects on children with myopia, each showing its ability to stabilize or reduce myopia effects. Your child’s treatment plan may vary, but we will discuss what will work best during your appointment.

At Perspective Eye Care, we want your child to enjoy the benefits of clear vision for as long as possible. If you have questions about myopia control, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Our Location

Where Can You Find Us?

We’re in the Eastern Shore Plaza beside Stix Restaurant and in front of Best Buy.

Where to Park?

The Eastern Shore Plaza has ample free parking throughout.

Our Address

10184 Eastern Shore Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM6 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Please note we are closed 12-1PM for lunch

Our Services

Did you know that your athletic performance heavily relies on your eyes? We offer specific training for athletes to help strengthen your hand-eye coordination, focus, and other visual skills.

Sports Vision Training

Your child’s vision plays a significant role in their development. Some eye exams can feel intimidating, but our children’s eye exams help your child learn a little more about their eyes in an environment where they can feel comfortable.

Children’s Eye Exams

Examinations from an eye care professional are crucial for pinpointing early signs of eye disease, which may not always show symptoms. Our highly trained staff know precisely what to look for to help preserve your eye health.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

Your eyesight and ocular health will change significantly with age and increase your risk of developing certain diseases and conditions. But, having an eye exam is the first step to maintaining your eye health and vision.

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

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