Keene, New Hampshire
Protecting young eyes
Myopia Management, Keene, NH
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, occurs when you can see nearby objects clearly, but faraway objects look blurry. Myopia usually results from the eye being too long or the cornea too curved. If left untreated, it can increase your child’s chances of developing serious eye conditions later in life.
At New England EyeWorks in Keene, New Hampshire, we provide treatment for myopia that can help slow or even stop the progression of myopia in children and adults.
What are the symptoms of myopia?
Myopia often begins in childhood and tends to worsen during adolescence and young adulthood. Common signs include blurry vision when looking far away, needing to squint to see clearly, eye strain, and headaches from eye strain. Myopia can also affect a child’s ability to learn in school and their quality of life and self-esteem.
What are the treatment options for myopia?
Our eye doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating myopia in both children and adults. We also have experience working with children with progressive myopia, or myopia that worsens year after year.
If we detect myopia during an eye exam, we can administer a customized management plan that fits the unique needs of you or your child, which can include prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses. As certified providers of MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, we are proud to offer this advanced solution at New England EyeWorks.
MiSight® 1 day contact lenses
MiSight® 1 day lenses are daily disposable soft contact lenses designed specifically for children. They are the first and only soft contact lenses FDA-approved to slow myopia progression in children ages 8-12 at the start of treatment. Over three years, MiSight® 1 day lenses reduced myopia progression in this age group by 59%.