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Myopia Management in Annapolis

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Addressing a Rising Visual Concern

Refractive errors are common in children and adults, but none are as common as myopia.

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, affects about 30% of the country’s population, and some studies suggest that number to climb up to 50% by 2050 across the globe.

To help address this growing visual concern, we proudly offer comprehensive myopia management strategies to help preserve your child’s visual clarity and reduce the risk of issues related to high myopia development.

Find strategies right for your child’s needs and book an appointment today.

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Why Myopia Management
Is Important

Myopia typically develops during your child’s school years and can progress until they are about 20 years old. Whether they’re learning in the classroom or playing on the playground, clear distance vision is essential to how your child understands and interacts with the world around them.

If your child has uncorrected myopia, they may struggle with maintaining their grades, have difficulty playing sports, or experience physical symptoms like headaches and eye strain.

Not only can our team help correct your child’s vision, but we can also provide strategies to manage their myopia development as they grow up. By controlling their myopia development, we can preserve your child’s clear vision and lower the risk of eye health concerns caused by high myopia.

Our Management Strategies

At Annapolis Vision Center, we’re proud to offer several myopia management strategies to help preserve your child’s sight.

In some cases, we may only need to prescribe corrective lenses like contacts or glasses to help manage your child’s sight. But if myopia is progressing, we may recommend one of the following strategies.

Paragon CRT Contact Lenses

Dr. Doud is certified to fit Paragon CRT contacts, a type of specialty lens used to help manage myopia development by gently reshaping the cornea.

Your child wears these contact lenses while they sleep. Overnight, the contact lens gently reshapes your child’s cornea so they can enjoy clear vision without the use of contacts or glasses when they wake up.

Dr. Doud is certified to fit MiSight contact lenses. These lenses use a dual focal technique called “peripheral defocus” to help your child achieve clear vision while also managing their myopia development.

Peripheral defocus helps focus light just in front of the peripheral areas of your child’s retina. Doing this sends a signal to the eye that helps slow down elongation. The center of the lens corrects your child’s refractive error so they can enjoy clear vision throughout the day.

Studies have shown that eye drops with low concentrations of atropine can help slow down myopia progression in children.

If your child is uncomfortable with contact lenses or they are too young to wear them, low-dose atropine eye drops can be a great way to help manage myopia development in your child.

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Clear Vision Should Last a Lifetime

There’s so much to see, and we’re here to help make sure your child sees it all as clearly as possible.

Book an appointment with Annapolis Vision Center today!

Our Services

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

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Dry Eye Therapy

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Contact Lens Fittings

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Myopia Management

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Our Location

Find us right off Riva Road at Holiday Court in the Parole Professional Center.

If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call!

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Contact Us

Our Address

  • 130 Holiday Court, Suite 109 & 111
  • Annapolis, MD 21401

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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