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Myopia Management

Andover Family Optometry and Winfield Family Optometry offers full Myopia Eye Management for our patients throughout Wichita, Andover, Winfield, and the surrounding areas. From a diagnosis with our state-of-the-art examination technology to effective treatment options, we will care for you and help preserve your eyesight.

What is Myopia?

Myopia is most commonly referred to as nearsightedness, where objects far away appear blurred, but objects close up are clear and sharp.

This is a lifelong condition that affects approximately half of the world’s population.

Myopia is caused by light rays being unable to pass through the front layers of your eye (the cornea and lens) to reach your retina due to the shape of your eye.

Symptoms of Myopia

  • Objects far away appearing blurry
  • Eye strain
  • Frequent headaches
  • Squinting to see clearly
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Myopia Management

Myopia is a very common diagnosis. Fortunately, the experienced doctors at our Andover and Winfield eye clinics are skilled at identifying, diagnosing, and treating Myopia in patients of all ages.

Our doctors will conduct a thorough assessment and develop a course of treatment best suited to your needs. Our clinics offer state-of-the-art Myopia treatment options for children and adults including specialized contact lenses and eye drops for myopia.

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MiSight®️ 1 day

MiSight®1 day contact lenses are the first and only soft contact lenses that are FDA approved to slow the progression of myopia in children 8-12 years of age at initiation of treatment. Our doctors have gone through the training program and are certified to fit these lenses at our practice.

CRT and Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho-K lenses are specialty contact lenses that are applied at bedtime and worn overnight. While you sleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (the cornea) to correct your vision, so you can see clearly without glasses or contact lenses by the time you’re awake. The effect is temporary – generally enough to get you through a day or two, so you will need to wear the ortho-k lenses each night, to be able to see clearly the next day.

Atropine Eye Drops Therapy

Studies have shown that low-dose atropine eye drops have significantly slowed the progression of near-sightedness in kids. Contact us today for an evaluation!

For information regarding Myopia management, call our Andover Team at (316) 361-1020, our Winfield Team at (620) 221-2015, or schedule an appointment online!

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