Myopia Management in the Central Valley

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Keeping Your Goals in Clear Sight

Myopia is a common refractive error that affects over an estimated 40% of Americans. A refractive error occurs when the eye does not refract light properly, creating blurred and out-of-focus distance vision.

Myopia occurs when the eyeball grows too long, or the cornea becomes too steep. Most myopic parents will have myopic children, due to the condition being hereditary. Myopia is often discovered in children between the ages of 8 and 12 and can get progressively worse into adulthood.

Most comprehensive eye exams will pinpoint signs of myopia, but there are cases where children are unable to articulate their symptoms. Common symptoms include:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Squinting to see
  • Difficulty seeing things at a distance, like road signs or a whiteboard at school

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Treatment of Myopia

Here at Natural Vision, we offer a variety of treatment options in our myopia management program. Our Myopia management program consists of a series of treatments that our eye doctors use that can possibly slow the progression of myopia in children. Our myopia management treatments can help prevent abnormal changes to the eye, reduce the chance of future eye diseases, and to keep future surgical options available. We will customize and use the best treatment methods for each patient. We will then actively monitor the refractive error (glasses prescription changes) as well as the axial length (changes to the length of the eyeball) to confirm that the treatment is effective. Several studies have indicated that the treatments we offer successfully slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children and teens.

Multifocal contact lenses have been shown to effectively slow the progression of myopia in children. Multifocal lenses work to focus light correctly on the retina, while preventing near strain, preventing the eyeball from continuing to grow (which causes myopia to worsen).

There is now a soft multifocal contact lens approved to prevent myopia progression. MiSight® 1 day is a daily wear, single-use contact lens that has been clinically proven and FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness). Read more about the lenses here.

Low concentration atropine has been shown to significantly slow the progression of nearsightedness without increasing pupil size or decreasing near vision dramatically. In recent studies, only a small percentage of children complained of problems with low dose atropine, and glasses can reduce symptoms if your child notices poor reading vision or lights seem too bright.

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of myopia, we will be happy to provide you with the treatment you need.

Orthokeratology (or Ortho-K) helps reduce the strain on your child’s eyes by providing clearer vision at all distances. At nighttime, your child puts in their Ortho-K lenses which will gently reshape their cornea as they sleep. When your child wakes up, their eyes are the right shape, allowing them to go about their day without the help of glasses or contacts.

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Our Locations

Fresno

Address

6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710

Contact Information

Phone: 559-432-1000

Find our Fresno office at 6767 North Fresno Street on the Southwest corner of Fresno and Herndon off the 41.

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Madera

Address

1011 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93637

Contact Information

Phone: 559-673-6000

Find our Madera office at 1011 West Yosemite Avenue on the corner of Yosemite and P Street.

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Sanger

Address

Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue
Sanger, California 93657

Contact Information

Phone: 559-875-2000

Find our Sanger office at Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue, on the corner of Jensen and Bethel (same corner as Panda Express).

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710

Contact Information

Phone: 559-432-1000

Find our Fresno office at 6767 North Fresno Street on the Southwest corner of Fresno and Herndon off the 41.

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

1011 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93637

Contact Information

Phone: 559-673-6000

Find our Madera office at 1011 West Yosemite Avenue on the corner of Yosemite and P Street.

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue
Sanger, California 93657

Contact Information

Phone: 559-875-2000

Find our Sanger office at Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue, on the corner of Jensen and Bethel (same corner as Panda Express).

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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