Myopia Management

Myopia control can help your child improve in every aspect of their life, whether academically or in extracurricular activities. To better your child’s vision and health, visit Eyes On Hayden in Scottsdale. Our entire optometry team, including Dr. Candria E. Krywko and Dr. Allisun Hoppert, is here to help you or your loved one achieve optimum vision.

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What Is Myopia Control?

Myopia control is any treatment that reduces nearsightedness progression. Such treatments may cause changes in the structure or focusing of your eyes to reduce fatigue and stress from myopia progression. Slowing myopia development can help you prevent the use of thick corrective specialized lenses, which can cause early cataracts and detached retina. 

Myopia Control Treatments

Atropine Eye Drops

You’ve probably encountered atropine eye drops several times during eye exams. Optometrists recommend its use for 2- to 3-year-old kids who have myopia. While there is no clear information on how it works, specialists believe it keeps the eyes from lengthening excessively, which is the cause of worsening myopia.

You can also use low-dose atropine for 5 to 18-year-old kids to inhibit myopia’s progression. These drops are used at night before going to bed. Some side effects include itchiness and redness of the eyes.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Wearing multifocal contact lenses can slow the eye’s growth, limiting myopia. While they do not work in all cases of myopia, multifocal contact lenses have proven to assist certain cases of childhood myopia, including children whose parents are nearsighted.

Similar to any other contact lens, these specialized contacts can cause corneal infection. To avoid this, ensure that your child wears them right, cleans them, and stores them appropriately. To get expert advice in Scottsdale regarding contact lenses that suit your needs, visit Dr. Candria E. Krywko or Dr. Allisun Hoppert at Eyes On Hayden.

Orthokeratology

Also known as Ortho-K, Orthokeratology is a contact lens that you wear throughout the night to correct myopia during the day. These lenses flatten your cornea overnight, reshaping it. Consequently, light falls exactly on the retina, making distant images clearer.

Ortho-K improves your vision for a limited time. Once you stop wearing them, your cornea gradually transforms back into its normal shape. Nevertheless, orthokeratology provides some permanent changes in myopia progression.

Visit Eyes on Hayden for Quality Myopia Management

Having optimum vision will improve the quality of your life. For effective myopia control, visit Dr. Candria E. Krywko in Scottsdale. We can help you have better eyesight! Call us at (480) 900-2020 to book your appointment.

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Testimonials

  • I have worn contact lenses for years but due to my strong near-sighted prescription with high astigmatism could get neither the comfort nor vision very good in standard gas permeable lenses or in soft lenses. I had reverted back to wearing glasses most of the time until Dr. Krywko recommended the SynergEyes lenses. They work great for me and I can finally wear contacts again! Thank you, Dr. Krywko!

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  • Dr. Candria Kryko is a wonderful OD. I was seen by Dr. Kryko in Scottsdale recently for an eye exam/contact lens fitting. She is extremely pleasant, attentive, and she took her time to give me a thorough exam and answer all of my questions. Dr. Kryko gave me recommendations on contacts and eye drops, as well, she gave me tips on how I can save on some of my contact expenses. She was professional, attentive, took the time to explain what was needed, and was simply nice to be around. I recommend Dr. Kryko. 

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  • My entire family have been seeing Dr. Krywko for years. The professionalism, care and focus are over the top. I was told by an optician I would not be a likely candidate for contact lenses. However with Dr. Krywko's patience and wisdom she was able to fit me for contact lenses that work perfectly! I am thrilled..........Plus, I also have the most gorgeous frames (when I do not want to wear my contacts. ) I receive comments every time I wear them, " where did you get your glasses!" Dr. Kryko just received the newest styles......I'm in trouble..........

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