Myopia Treatment and Management
Myopia is a disease where a person cannot see far objects clearly, also known as shortsightedness. Most people with this condition have a blurry vision looking at far objects while near objects look clear. This condition is common in young children and teenagers as it develops rapidly with time. Myopia is an eye condition where; your eye focuses on objects near you as a result of light rays being bent due to the shape of your eye. Here at Des Plaines Eye Care Center, we offer a detailed diagnostic test and best management as well as treatment services.
Symptoms of Myopia
- Objects which are far from you seem blurry.
- Constant headaches caused by straining your eyes.
- Having difficulties when driving, especially if there is a mist or during the night.
- Your eyes squint when you need to see objects.
- Maculopathy: disease of the macula
- Retinal Detachment: leads to permanent blindness
- Posterior Subcapsular Cataract: fogging of the lens
- Glaucoma: leads to permanent progressive blindness and lifelong treatment
Diagnosis of Myopia
We conduct comprehensive eye examinations which are medically based. The lenses are used to determine refraction, which allows us to make conclusions about whether you are nearsighted or farsighted. The cycloplegic drops help to dilate your pupils and restrict the focusing system for a more accurate detection of your prescription. We provide a detailed assessment, which will help determine which treatment is best for you.
Myopia control and treatment
Our vision being to help you correct light reception by the retina, the eye doctor may prescribe lenses or suggest a refractive surgery.
1. Use of lenses.
The lenses help change the focus of the eye from the front to the back of the retina.
- Prescription of contact lenses.
We offer patients many options from soft contact lenses to speciality contact lenses. Training on how to insert, remove and care for contact lenses is provided for all first time contact lens wearers.
We are proud to offer this unique service to our patients. This special hard contact lenses is used for myopia management. Patients sleep with this lens on and wake up in the morning, remove it and enjoy clear vision for the rest of the day without needing glasses or contact lenses. This is a daily process. We fit patients with lenses that fit their unique eye and provide training on insertion, removal and caring for lenses.
- Prescription of Eyeglasses.
A glasses prescription is provided to all patients at the completion of their eye exam. Patients can chose a frame of their choice and single vision glasses with the accurate prescription will be dispensed to them.
2. Refractive surgery.
This is eye surgery intended to eliminate the use of contact lenses and eyeglasses. There are different types of refractive surgery:
- Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK)
- Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
- Radial keratotomy (RK)
- Automated lamellar keratoplasty (ALK)
- Intracorneal rings (Intacts)
They are the most common procedures aimed at myopia control. They entail the flattening of cornea, reshaping it, and implanting of lenses. We ensure minimal discomfort after surgery by prescribing the right medicine for relieving pain and preventing infection. The eye doctors will also tell you the dos and don’ts before and after surgery.
Call Des Plaines Eye Care Center Today!
Do not hesitate to contact us at Des Plaines Eye Care Center. We will advise you accordingly on the available options and answer all your questions. Our qualified doctors are medically trained in myopia management. We care about the health of your eyes.