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Myopia (Nearsightedness) Treatment– Belmont, MA

Managing Myopia In Children & Adults

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common condition found in people under the age of 40. Studies report that both genetics and environmental factors play a role in the formation of the condition, but researchers aren’t entirely sure why it’s becoming more prominent among children and adults. Fortunately, Dr. Ajoian offers specialty contact lenses to help manage myopia, including Paragon CRT, Euclid, and MiSight. Read on to learn more about myopia (nearsightednesss) treatment in Belmont, MA.

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Myopia Symptoms

Blurry view of street at night time for someone with myopia

If you’re nearsighted, you’ll have a harder time reading objects like road signs and subtitles from across the room, but you’ll be able to see close-up objects like text in books and Facebook posts on the computer screen more clearly. Here are some other symptoms of myopia that you may experience:

Controlling Myopia

Man wearing glasses to improve myopia

Dr. Ajoian provides specialty myopia management contact lenses and eyeglasses that can help control the progression of this condition so you won’t need stronger glasses over the years. We offer several different options to help provide the best results.

Set of glasses with bifocal lenses

Bifocal/PAL glasses

Bifocals and progressive eyeglass lenses can address the changes in your eyesight clarity when you look up to distinguish something that’s far away, and when you look down to see something close-up. They contain multiple prescriptions, so no matter where your eyes are looking through the lenses, you’ll be able to see clearly.

Woman placing contacts for corneal refractive therapy

Corneal Refractive Therapy (Orthokeratology / Ortho-K)

Specialty Ortho-k lenses can help slow the progression of childhood myopia to correct and control nearsightedness. After worn while resting, you should awake with corrected vision and see well without the help of glasses or contact lenses for the day.

Bottle of pharmaceutical eye drop medications

Pharmaceutical Medications

Atropine eye drops have also been used to control myopia. This prescribed solution has been used for several years and has achieved effective short-term results.

Degenerative Myopia

Man with degenerative myopia staring out window

The seventh leading cause of legal blindness in the United States population is degenerative myopia. It’s one of the most severe and rapidly progressing forms of myopia that is known to cause retinal thinning. Typically, patients with this condition notice decreased vision, headaches, and sensitivity to light. Although there is no current therapy to stop the retina from thinning, we do offer several solutions to restore your quality of life.

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