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Myopia Management


Myopia or nearsightedness is a common vision condition that affects people of all ages. If you have this refractive error, you may find it difficult to see objects that are far away. Here at Peninsula Ophthalmology Group in San Francisco, CA, we correct nearsightedness with various vision correction treatments like eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. We can also help prevent your nearsightedness from getting worse without management techniques.

If you're in San Francisco, CA, Daly City, CA, or Burlingame, CA, and suffer from nearsightedness, we're here to help. In today's post, we'll discuss some effective myopia management tips to help you cope with nearsightedness.

Use Atropine Drops

If you have nearsightedness, an eye doctor on our team may recommend atropine eye drops. This can help to slow down the progression of nearsightedness when the eye drops are used as directed.

Wear Glasses with Correct Eyeglass Lenses

If you already wear glasses, make sure that your eyeglass lenses have the right prescription. This will help you see more clearly and also reduce eye strain. If you don't currently wear glasses, you may want to consider getting a pair with the correct nearsightedness prescription from your eye doctor.

If glasses are too uncomfortable for you, consider getting soft contact lenses. These can be more comfortable to wear and can also help correct nearsightedness.

Try Overnight Contact Lenses (Orthokeratology)

If you want to avoid wearing eyeglass lenses or contact lenses during the day, you may want to try orthokeratology. This is a type of management that involves wearing special soft contact lenses overnight. These lenses gently reshape your eye while you sleep so that you can see more clearly during the day.

Get Regular Eye Exams

It's important to get regular eye exams, even if your nearsightedness is under control. This will help an eye doctor on our team catch any changes in your prescription and make the necessary adjustments. It's also a good idea to see us if you experience any new symptoms or changes in your vision.

Visit Us for Eye Care in San Francisco

As you can see, there are a few different options for myopia management. The best option for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Be sure to discuss your options with an optometrist on our team to find the best solution for you.

If you're in (415) 362-3364 San Francisco, CA, (650) 697-3200 Burlingame, CA, or (650) 756-2020 Daly City, CA, feel free to reach out to us at Peninsula Ophthalmology Group, and we'll help with your vision correction and more. Call us to make an appointment.

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