Myopia Management in Fairfax, VA

Does Your Child Have Myopia?

What Is Myopia?

Myopia, also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the inability to see objects that are far away. This occurs when the eye grows too long from the front to back and causes the light to focus before it reaches the retina as opposed to directly on it. Myopia is the most common vision issue. It most likely starts developing during childhood. Symptoms of Myopia include fatigue, squinting, headaches, and eyestrain. If you suspect your child may have Myopia, contact us for effective Myopia management in Fairfax, VA.

What Are Some Risks of Myopia?

We have seen an influx of symptoms in recent years and researchers believe it is due to the increased amount of screen time. In addition to poor vision, Myopia also increases your child’s risk of certain eye diseases including retinopathy and Glaucoma. Unless correctly managed, Myopia will progress and in many cases progress quickly.

Myopia cannot be cured, so early detection, intervention, and treatment can help slow down and, in some cases, stop the progression of Myopia.

How Do You Treat Myopia?

Traditionally, glasses and/or contact lenses are worn to correct the amount of Myopia a patient has at the time of the exam. This is a great option for the patient’s current prescription but does not help with the detrition that will occur over the year until the next visit.

Our Doctors are proud to offer three alternative treatment options:

–          Overnight contact lenses – These are custom-made contact lenses that the child wear while sleeping. During the night, the lens is gently reshaping the front surface of the eye. This means that once the lens is removed in the morning, the patient can see clearly and continue with normal daytime activities. It is crucial that the lenses are worn every night.

–          Daytime Soft Contact Lenses – This FDA-approved option called MiSight are soft lenses worn during the day. These sound like traditional contact lenses; however, the unique optical design reduces the progression of Myopia. It is important to stick to your doctor’s guidelines for usage.

–          Prescription Eye drops or Atropine Therapy – A personalized treatment plan for younger patients who may not be ready for contact lenses. Eye drops are put in the eyes before bedtime. Glasses and/or contact lenses will still be required during the day, but the drops used at night will be slowing down the progression of Myopia.

Next Steps

You may still have questions or may not be sure which option will be best for your child.

Our board-certified doctors can help you determine which treatment plan is best for your child. We will work together to get to know your child and their eyes before prescribing a custom plan.

Call Visual Health Doctors of Optometry for Myopia Management in Fairfax, VA

Call our office to schedule a consultation or fill out the information below and our Myopia Consultant will reach out to you!

Arlington & Clarendon: 703-566-1856

Arlington in Ballston: 703-576-0144

Ashburn: 571-291-3604

Fairfax: 703-273-6323

Falls Church: 703-237-6500

Herndon: 571-520-2130

Springfield: 703-971-2021

Woodbridge: 703-680-7850

Easy Ways To Get Started

If you want to learn more about our optometrist practice - where we offer the area's most convenient hours, where we offer a variety of generous payment options, and where your and your child's healthy vision is our top priority - Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to serve you!

Your New Favorite Eye Doctor & Optometrist in Ashburn, Arlington,
Fairfax, Herndon, Vienna, Springfield & Woodbridge, VA
Outstanding - not only is the standard service for eye exams, contact lenses etc better than at many places I've been, the doctor also spotted what turned out to be a serious neurological condition - thanks to her I got to a specialist very quickly! Plus which the staff are all so friendly and helpful, it's really a pleasure to go there.- Clare G. best-ashburn-arlington-woodbrifge-fairfax-springfield-vienna-va-optometry
I had an eye examination for contact lenses done there and ordered several months supply of contacts and the the experience was well worth it. The doctor was very knowledgeable and the examination was thorough. The staff was very professional and helpful and I would not hesitate to return for my eye care needs.- MJ W.best-ashburn-arlington-woodbrifge-fairfax-springfield-vienna-va-optometry
I went in for a contact lens exam. The optometrist was great. Very knowledgeable. Took the time to educate me on visual acuity. Was a great resource from a Physician's standpoint. I was leaving for a trip to Costa Rica the following day and was give 10 days worth of contact lens to try. Will return next week to let him know things worked out well and will try another brand of lens!- Naheed M. best-ashburn-arlington-woodbrifge-fairfax-springfield-vienna-va-optometry
Excellent and attentive! I waited for all of five minutes after showing up early to my appointment, and everyone who worked there gave very thorough and detailed explanations of what tests were happening, why, and what the costs were. I've never had such a positive experience at an eye provider. I would highly recommend them!- Melanie F. best-ashburn-arlington-woodbrifge-fairfax-springfield-vienna-va-optometry
"Excellent doctor's office. Everyone is polite and whether you're speaking with the doctor or selecting new frames, you can take your time and they will help you make the best decision for you. They do not try to sell you expensive items you don't need - which happened to me at one of the chain optometrists in the area. Definitely recommend."- Brookes C. best-ashburn-arlington-woodbrifge-fairfax-springfield-vienna-va-optometry
*The reviews on this page are from actual patients of Visual Health Doctors of Optometry. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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Our 5-star- rated optometrist in Ashburn, VA, Woodbridge, VA, Arlington, VA, Fairfax, VA, Herndon, VA and Springfield, VA, have helped over 100,000 happy patients with their eye care needs. This includes visual health eye exams, contact lenses, LASIK eye surgeries and prescription eyeglasses.
Come experience Visual Health Doctors of Optometry in Virginia! You will quickly see for yourself why patients consistently provide 5-star-reviews after their experience at one of our 6 convenient optometrist offices. To schedule an eye exam, call one of our eye care centers at 571.291.3604 (Ashburn), 703.576.0144 (Arlington in Ballston Eye Care Center), 703.566.1856 (Arlington in Clarendon Metro Eye Care Center) 703.273.6323 (Fairfax), 571.520.2130 (Herndon), 703.680.7850 (Woodbridge), or 703.971.2021 (Springfield).
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