Myopia Control in Lincoln

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Helping Preserve Your Vision

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error in which your eyes have trouble focusing on objects that are far away. Myopia is a common condition that affects around 25% of Americans, and is considered an eye focusing disorder rather than an eye disease.

Myopia is often inherited, so children of parents with myopia will likely have it as well. Taking your child for a comprehensive eye exam can help to identify early signs of myopia, allowing for prompt treatment. Myopia often begins to occur between the ages of 8 and 12, worsening as a child ages. However, myopia can occur in adults at any time.

Typically, the cornea and lens refract light to focus on the retina, which forms the images we see. If the eye is longer than normal, or has a steep cornea, the light will focus in front of the retina rather than on it. This is what makes objects at a distance appear blurred.

As part of a typical exam, we will use a standard letter chart and phoropter to assess your myopia. To determine the cause of your myopia, we will use a retinoscope to reflect light off of your retina. This test will help to determine if you are nearsighted or farsighted.

Treating Myopia

Although you cannot reverse the effects of myopia, there are various correction methods to provide you with clear vision. Eyeglasses and contact lenses are very effective at improving visual acuity.

If myopia is diagnosed at a young age, specific treatment methods can help to slow the progression.

Gentle Vision Shaping (Orthokeratology or OrthoK), is a specialized treatment using vision retainer rigid gas-permeable contact lenses to gently and slowly reshape the front surface of the eye (cornea). The principle is similar to the use of a dental retainer used by an orthodontist to realign crooked teeth. The retainers are worn overnight and allow clear vision during the day without the use of glasses or contact lenses.

Consistent wear can help to correct vision and slow the progression of myopia.

Additional to Gentle Vision Shaping, we proudly offer CooperVision lenses to help manage the progression of myopia. MiSight 1 day lenses are dual-vision soft contacts that work in a similar way that bifocals inhibit myopia progression.
If you are interested in myopia control, please book an appointment and allow us to best evaluate your situation.

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You can find us at 5630 S 84th St #120. We are at the Northeast corner of 84th & Old Cheney in the North most building, across the intersection diagonally from Lincoln Christian Schools.

Our Address

5630 S 84th St #120
Lincoln, NE 68516

Contact Information

Phone: 402-488-2211
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM7 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED

Our Services

Eye Exams
Eye Exams

Getting your eyes examined at least once a year can help to detect the early stages of eye disease and offer ways to manage symptoms. Safeguarding your ocular health can improve the longevity of your clear vision.

Neurolenses
Neurolenses

Neurolenses are prescription eyeglass lenses that can help relieve the eye strain, headaches, and neck/shoulder pain that many people experience as a result of digital device use. Neurolenses work by adding a contoured prism to the lenses, helping to align the eyes.

Contact Lenses
Contact Lenses

Contacts are suitable for most individuals and can treat some corneal irregularities. We can help you find the contact lenses that work best for you, even if you’ve had some trouble in the past.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management
Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

We can help identify early signs of eye disease and provide a treatment plan that works best for you. We can effectively treat and manage conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.

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