Myopia Care for Kids

The doctors at ​​​​​​​San Marino Optometry believe that with early intervention, we can provide options to manage or slow the progression of your child's myopia and therefore reduce their long-term eye health risks associated with myopia.

Why Myopia Matters

Currently, one-third of the US population has been diagnosed with myopia and it is thought that by 2050, 50% of the population will be myopic. As myopia increases the risk for eye diseases increases, such as retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. The goal of myopia management is to slow eye growth and reduce the associated risks.

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Myopia Treatments

There are 3 different therapies that have been studied and shown to slow the progression of myopia. The doctors at ​​​​​​​San Marino Optometry prescribe all 3 therapy options and can recommend which option might be best for your child.

  • Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses – a specifically designed soft contact lens, generally a disposable contact that is replaced daily.

  • Orthokeratology (Ortho K) – a specifically designed lens that is worn overnight and removed in the morning which allows for NO correction to be worn during the day.

  • Low-dose atropine eye drops – an eye drop that is used nightly in each eye.

This is a brief overview of each therapy. More detailed information can be found on the website and in future blog posts. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

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Take the Assessment

To discover your child's risk for myopia or the risk of progression, take this short survey. With only a few questions, it can estimate the level of risk of progressive myopia and what you can do to help them.

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Dr Nguyen's team were nice and professional. They have a great selection of frames and are great at making adjustments, so the fit is just right. I have been going to San Marino Optometry for years and will continue to do so.

Doug W.

Dr. Nguyen is really good about explaining your condition as well as possible causes and treatments. He's the best!

Linda E.

Dr. Nguyen was very thoroughly answering every of my questions, even though some sounded trivial or were repeated questions. He gave us his honest opinions and more practical advices. If Coterie is the Rolls Royce of diaper, then Dr. Nguyen would be the Rolls Royce of optometrist. We truly enjoy our experiences at every visit!!

Leticia G.

I have one pair of glasses from San Marino optometry last year. It was perfectly fit. Because of that I went back to them for another pair of glasses this year. Talking about eye care services. I strongly recommend San Marino optometry.

Joe L.

It was very pleasant from the time I made my appointment on the phone with the receptionist, Willy. When I arrived for my appointment and the check up with Dr. Nguyen, everything were done thoroughly and professionally.
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