Myopia Control in Sanford, Lake Mary and Heathrow

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Helping Your Kids See Clearly

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision condition that can affect kids at an early age, causing distant objects to appear blurry. We want to help your children see clearly, and we offer ortho-k lenses to control the progression of myopia early. 

Our team provides comprehensive children’s eye exams that can help determine if your child is a candidate for ortho-k lenses. 

We strive to help slow the progression of myopia in your children. Don’t let myopia slow your kids down—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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How Myopia Affects Your Children

Myopia is a vision condition caused by an elongated eyeball or a cornea that is curved too steeply. As a result, light does not focus correctly on the retina, causing distant objects, such as whiteboards in classrooms, to appear blurry.

When left uncorrected, myopia can negatively impact a child’s academic performance and, in some cases, their future eye health.

The Link Between Learning & Vision

When kids have trouble with their eyesight, it can impact their day-to-day life at school, including reading from a distance, seeing the board, and participating in sports and other activities. This can lead to stress and confusion, and if left undiagnosed, it may cause them to fall behind their peers.

By seeking professional care and treatment options, such as corrective lenses or ortho-k, we can help your kids excel in school and improve their quality of life.

Signs & Symptoms of Myopia

Myopia can affect children in different ways. Some common signs and symptoms of myopia can include: 

  • Eye strain
  • Blurry vision when looking at faraway objects
  • Squinting to see distant objects 
  • Headaches

If your child is experiencing these symptoms, a comprehensive eye exam with our team can help determine if myopia control methods such as ortho-k lenses could be beneficial.

Myopia Control with Ortho-K

Ortho-k lenses work by gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep, temporarily correcting myopia. This temporary reshaping effect lasts throughout the day, reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses during waking hours. 

This can be especially beneficial for children who play sports or participate in other physical activities, as they won’t have to worry about breaking or losing their glasses.

Ortho-k lenses are a great option for children managing mild to moderate myopia. These lenses work by flattening the cornea, reducing the eye’s refractive power and slowing myopia progression.

Myopia Control Starts Early

At Advanced EyeCare of Central Florida, we want to help start your children on the myopia control path early. Through myopia control methods such as ortho-k lenses, we hope to help your children excel both inside and outside the classroom. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment and allow us to be a part of your child’s myopia control journey.

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Our Location

Our Address

  • 5680 Wayside Dr.
  • Sanford, FL 32771

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: By appointment only
  • Sunday: Closed

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