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Myopia Management in Chicago, IL

Customized Myopia Management Programs at Big City Optical

If you’re looking for effective myopia management in Chicago, Big City Optical has you covered. We have extremely accurate equipment to help us understand the extent of your child’s symptoms, and our state-of-the-art solutions will help them achieve clear vision and a clean bill of health.

Girl wearing eyeglasses experiencing difficulty while reading<br />

Why Aren’t Glasses Enough for My Child’s Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common condition where the shape of the eye elongates irregularly. While it’s not exclusive to children, myopia tends to emerge at a young age and get progressively worse until about age 20. Glasses can correct myopic vision, but they won’t address the underlying cause of the condition. Because the lenses do not sit directly on the eye, they cannot affect the shape of the cornea as it continues to elongate. Because untreated myopia only worsens with age and increases the risk of developing other eye issues as an adult, it is important to intervene early and with proper care.

We’re Proud to Offer Myopia Management

The quality-of-life improvements offered by proper intervention is precisely why we offer such high-tech and thorough treatment options! We’ll create a customized management plan that corrects your child’s vision now and slows the progression of the diseases to drastically reduce the disease’s long-term impacts. Before you know it, they’ll be able to focus on school, sports, and socializing without worrying about their blurred vision.

Does Your Child Have Myopia? Look for These Common Signs

If your child is complaining about one or more of the following symptoms, it could be a sign of myopia. Schedule an appointment if your child is experiencing any of the following:

  • Difficulty focusing on distant objects
  • Frequent squinting
  • Excessive blinking or eye rubbing
  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
Little girl holding her head in discomfort due to a headache.<br />
Little boy smiling while fitting his contact lens.<br />

How We Treat Myopia at Big City Optical

The road to developing a treatment plan begins with a comprehensive eye exam where we’ll determine the shape of your child’s eye and the severity of their symptoms. Then we will work with you to customize a treatment plan. These plans often include more than one approach, and each option will be selected to fit your child’s specific situation and lifestyle. Treatment options usually include prescription eye drops and ortho-k lenses, which gently reshape your child’s corneas as they sleep.

Why Choose Us?

The reason we’re able to so effectively manage myopia is thanks to our advanced, child-friendly tech and ability to make appointments fun. Our pediatric optometrists are great with children and will use child-friendly terminology to explain their symptoms, feedback, and concerns. Safeguard your child’s eyesight and give them a very clear future by scheduling an appointment today!