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How to Control Myopia Symptoms with Contact Lenses

Myopia is a severe condition that affects a person's ability to see far away. However, successful myopia management is possible with corrective specialty contact lenses. Our eye doctor and dedicated staff at Peninsula Ophthalmology Group are here to provide you with the best vision correction services in San Francisco, Burlingame, and Daly City, CA!

What Is Myopia?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurry. It occurs when the eyeball grows too long from front to back or when the cornea has too much curvature. This malformation causes light rays entering the eye to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. As a result, distant objects look blurred.

Specialty Contact Lenses for Myopia

Some specialty contact lenses can help with myopia, such as scleral and soft contact lenses. Scleral lenses are larger-diameter lenses that vault over the entire cornea and rest on the white part of the eye. They provide crisp, clear vision and are helpful for people with higher degrees of myopia and those who have had unsuccessful prior corneal refractive surgery.

Soft contact lenses are also an option for myopia management. These lenses are made of a gel-like material that contains water and conforms to the shape of your eye. Soft contact lenses are available, including daily wear, extended wear, disposable, and gas-permeable. The right type depends on your individual needs and preferences.

Myopia Management with Peninsula Ophthalmology Group

At Peninsula Ophthalmology Group, we will work with you to find the best contact lens for your myopia. We provide various options to find the most comfortable and provide the best vision! So call us today to schedule an appointment and get the help you need to see clearly in San Francisco, Burlingame, and Daly City, CA!

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