Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common refractive error. It occurs when the shape of your eye incorrectly bends light rays, making distant objects difficult to see. At our offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix, our doctors can diagnose your symptoms and help create a solution for you.

Who Is at Risk for Myopia?

Myopia can be passed down generationally. If one or both of your parents have myopia, you may be at greater risk. It can develop over time or very rapidly and often worsens during childhood and adolescence. Common myopia symptoms include:

Distant objects appear blurry
Squinting to see distant objects clearly
Headaches caused by eye strain while focusing on distant objects
Trouble seeing while driving, especially at night
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How We Diagnose Myopia

An annual eye exam is an easy, convenient, and proven diagnosis of myopia.

Our doctors will ask you to read letters on the Snellen eye chart during the exam. If you struggle to see the letters, our optometrists can do a refraction test. This helps our team determine your condition’s severity and what solution will help you see clearly.

How Is Myopia Treated?

We offer several myopia treatments. We’ll help you decide which one works best for your lifestyle, your preferences, and the severity of your condition. Our treatment options include:

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If you have myopia or are starting to have trouble seeing distant objects, your vision doesn’t have to suffer—our experts can help. We can diagnose and treat myopia and various other eye and vision conditions.

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Myopia Management in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common eye problem. Many people start experiencing symptoms as children, but it’s also common for adults to have visual issues seeing distant objects. At Optical Expressions, our team has years of experience helping patients manage myopia.

How Myopia Management Works

Myopia can worsen as you age. Symptoms can start early and continue until the eyes stop growing. As the eyes change, vision worsens because your natural lens’s shape changes. One of the ways we can treat myopia is through special contact lenses called Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses.

This treatment is part of the Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) category, and it’s a lens that you can wear overnight to gently correct the curvature of the cornea. By morning, the lenses are removed, and you’ll have clear vision without needing eyeglasses or contacts during the day.

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Improving Vision and Quality of Life

One of the Ortho-K treatments we offer myopia patients is Paragon CRT®.

Paragon CRT® isn’t just for adults with myopia. It can have a major impact on your child’s quality of life. quality of life. They’ll no longer need sports goggles, glasses, or daytime contacts to enjoy their everyday activities.

We also offer MiSight® 1 Day. It is an FDA-approved myopia management treatment intended to help slow down the progression of myopia in children 8-12 years old. MiSight® 1 Day was shown to slow the progression of myopia in children by 59%, resulting in lower prescriptions.

Choosing to treat your child’s myopia at an early age can result in:

A self-esteem boost
Better sports performance
Increased confidence

Imagine a Life Free from Myopia

Looking for a permanent solution for your myopia symptoms? Then it’s time to determine if LASIK is right for your eyes.

This surgery corrects the shape of your natural lens and leaves you with clear vision. It’s a fast procedure with a quick recovery time so you can return to the activities you love.

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Visit Your Myopia Management Experts at Optical Expressions

Phoenix and Scottsdale residents who worry about a myopia diagnosis for themselves or a loved one should contact us immediately. Our friendly staff is here to help you understand your options and help you explore your options.

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