Total Vision Richmond

Myopia Control in San Francisco

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About The Total Myopia Program

At Richmond Vision Care, we realize that keeping your child’s eyes healthy is crucial, and that can be challenging when kids are confronted with the challenges of myopia (nearsightedness). 

Our qualified team is devoted to offering comprehensive myopia control strategies for each child, and that’s why we’ve implemented our “Total Myopia” program.

Our “Total Myopia” program allows our team to use technology to assess, care for, and develop personalized treatment strategies for each patient. These comprehensive strategies include:

  • Customized eye drops, soft multifocal contacts, and overnight lenses
  • A systematic approach with scheduled follow-up appointments to provide consistent medical oversight and support for maintaining optimal eye health
  • Assessments tailored to individual needs
  • Thorough training on how to use, insert, and remove contact lenses
  • An ongoing regimen for myopia control with a focus on achieving lasting results

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and get your children started with myopia control early.

Our Approach to Myopia Control

Myopia control is a critical aspect of eye health, which uses a variety of techniques and treatments to help limit the progression of myopia. Together with you and your child, we will develop a comprehensive understanding of myopia and the ways in which we can help manage it.

We prescribe myopia management methods such as MiSight 1 day contact lenses and keep a close eye on your child’s vision to adjust our plan as they grow.

Myopia in Kids & the Role of Vision in Learning

It’s important for parents to understand the link between healthy vision and effective learning. Myopia can create obstacles for children when it affects their ability to focus on their surroundings, in turn impacting their academic performance.

Children who develop myopia before age 12 may also have a higher risk of high myopia. High myopia can increase a child’s lifetime risk of:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal tears and retinal detachment
  • Myopic macular degeneration

Different Signs & Symptoms of Myopia

Myopia can manifest through various signs and symptoms in your child. Some of these can include:

  • Squinting to see distant objects
  • Blurry vision when looking at faraway objects 
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Sitting too close to screens

If your child is displaying these symptoms, an in-depth eye exam with our team can help you find the right myopia management option.

Medmont Topographer for Myopia Management

The Medmont topographer allows our team to monitor and measure changes in the cornea over time, providing valuable information about the effectiveness of myopia treatments.

At Richmond Vision Care, we use the Medmont topographer to map and plan out treatment options with you and your child. We aim to closely monitor all the details and recommend the myopia control method suited for your child’s personal needs.

Our Myopia Control Methods

Through our “Total Myopia” program, we can assess your child’s needs and refer them to other practices to find the right myopia control method for their unique eyes.

The available myopia control methods include: 

  • MiSight 1 day lenses: These are soft contact lenses that can assist with managing myopia for children. These lenses feature ActivControl technology, which helps correct and decelerate myopia progression in children aged 8–12 years old at the beginning of their treatment. 
  • Low-dose atropine eye drops: This topical eye drop is shown to be effective for myopia control in children between 5 and 18.
  • Orthokeratology contact lenses: Ortho-k contact lenses flatten the cornea overnight, providing clear vision when they’re removed in the morning. The vision effects are temporary, and the eye will return to normal if your child stops wearing them. However, ortho-k lenses may also provide a level of permanent reduction for myopia progression. 
  • NaturalVue contact lenses are multifocal contact lenses designed specifically for myopia management and are clinically proven to help control the progression of myopia.

Taking Action Against Myopia Today

Myopia can bring challenges for your child. However, with effective strategies to control its progression, our team at Richmond Vision Care is ready to help. We believe in improving your child’s quality of life through individualized eye care.

Contact us to schedule your appointment and start addressing myopia today.

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You can find us on Geary Boulevard at 19th Avenue, between 19th and 20th Avenue. Metered and accessible parking is right out front for your convenience!

  • 5515 Geary Boulevard
  • San Francisco, CA 94121

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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