Myopia Control

Myopia can cause problems for you or your child, but there is help. At Advanced Family Eyecare, our goal is for you to leave our office with peace of mind knowing you and your child’s eye health is in good hands. 

Myopia Control

What is Myopia? 

Myopia is the inability to see distant objects. Myopia develops when the eye grows too long and light focuses in front of the retina instead of on it. Reading and watching TV will be blurry unless it is up close. Other symptoms of myopia are headaches and eye strain.

Myopia Control for Kids and Adults 

One way to get ahead of myopia is to schedule regular eye exams with your eye doctor. Regular testing can diagnose and treat myopia in your child as soon as possible.

Some studies have shown that doing activities outside can reduce the progression of myopia in children and adults. Other treatments include prescription lenses that can help clear your child’s vision and specialized contact lenses that reduce the strain on the eyes. Your eye doctor may also prescribe atropine eye drops that slow the growth of myopia and help the eyes focus by dilating the pupil. There are also gas permeable contacts that are only worn at night which help reduce lengthening in the eye.

You should also be limiting the time your child spends in front of electronics and TV. Your child is likely to develop myopia if they spend a lot of time close to an electronic screen. It’s best to keep your child a good distance from the screen to lessen the effects and headaches.  

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist for Myopia Treatment in South Haven, Benton Harbor, and Stevensville, MI 

If you or your child is having problems seeing things clearly and is suffering from headaches, don’t hesitate to call Advanced Family Eyecare today! Our expert optometrist is ready to help you and your child achieve a clear vision. Whether it’s a routine eye exam or questions about vision and other eye care management, we’re here to clear up your vision. Children and adults welcome! Check out our site for more information on what else we offer.  If you’re in the South Haven, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, or Stevensville, MI area, stop by and meet the team!


Locations

Hours of Operation

St. Joseph Location

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Benton Harbor Location

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

South Haven Location

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Stevensville Location

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

Call for Appointment

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

St. Joseph Location

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Benton Harbor Location

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

South Haven Location

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Stevensville Location

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
Call for Appointment
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed