Total Myopia Program
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common refractive error that affects lots of children. Myopia causes distant objects to appear blurry and our team screens for myopia in each child’s eye exam. We work with you and explore myopia control methods that can help your kids enjoy clear, healthy vision.
We are also thrilled to announce the “Total Myopia” program! With the “Total Myopia” program, our goal is to refer you to practices with the technology to fit ortho-k lenses, a management method for children with myopia.
Managing myopia starts with consistent eye exams—contact us to schedule an appointment today.
What Is Myopia? (Nearsightedness)
Myopia control is a term used to describe specific management methods aimed at slowing down the progression of myopia. While there isn’t a cure, we do offer different myopia control methods for your children.
Myopia in Children
Studies show that myopia is becoming more common in children. When your children have trouble with their eyesight, it can impact their daily life, including reading from a distance, seeing the whiteboard at school, and participating in sports and other activities.
Axial Length Measurement
Myopia is often linked to the elongation of the eye, known as axial length. Axial length measurements are noninvasive and acts like a growth chart for the eyes that can help predict future myopia progression.
Monitoring the axial length helps us understand the progression of myopia and make informed decisions about what treatment methods can help your kids.
Axial length measurement and myopia control go hand-in-hand. Regular measurement of the axial length can provide valuable information on the progression of myopia and the effectiveness of chosen treatment methods.
A corneal topographer is an instrument used in the orthokeratology (ortho-k) process. It creates a three-dimensional map of the surface of the curvature of the cornea—the outer structure of the eye.
This map helps your optometrist identify if your children are suitable candidates for ortho-k lenses and determine if their eyes have the appropriate shape and health status for the procedure.
Our “Total Myopia” program aims to refer you to practices with the technology to fit ortho-k lenses through corneal topography and axial length measurements.
Help Slow Myopia Progression
At Ladera Ranch Optometry, we’re committed to providing your children with high-quality vision care. We offer a safe and comfortable environment and conduct all treatments with compassion and respect. Your kids will very quickly become one of the family!
Please give us a call to book your child’s appointment or ask any questions. We’re ready with answers about your little ones’ eyes.
Book an Appointment
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
- Sunday: Closed