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Myopia Control for Nearsighted Patients

Myopia is a prevalent disorder of the eyes. The eye cannot focus on distant objects in myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness. This disorder can lead to difficulty seeing things far away, such as road signs or the television.

There are several ways to control myopia. One standard method is to wear corrective lenses. Vision Source Castle Hills serves patients in Castle Hills and San Antonio, TX, offering lenses and other treatment options.


Prescription Lenses

The most common method of myopia control is wearing corrective lenses. These can be glasses or contact lenses. The eyeglass lenses will have concave shapes, which can improve vision for those with myopia.

Contact lenses work similarly. There are several contact lens options available that can correct myopia. These include soft lenses, gas-permeable lenses, and even disposable lenses.


Orthokeratology is another method of myopia control. It involves wearing specially designed contact lenses overnight. The lenses gently reshape the cornea, the eye's front surface, and can improve vision during the day.

Orthokeratology is a safe and effective way to control myopia. It benefits children and teens who are still growing and whose myopia may change over time.

Refractive Surgery

Refractive surgery is another option for myopia control. This type of surgery changes the shape of the cornea to allow light to be focused more directly on the back of the eye. This detail can improve vision for those with myopia.

Refractive surgery is a safe and effective way to control myopia. However, it is essential to note that refractive surgery is unsuitable for everyone. Discussing this option with an eye doctor is best to see if it is right for you.

Learn More About Myopia Treatment & Optometry Care

If you or someone you love is struggling with myopia, know that optometry treatment options are available. To learn more about myopia control, contact Vision Source Castle Hills today. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you find the best treatment option for your needs. If you are in Castle Hills or San Antonio, TX, we can help. Call us at (210) 341-5774 to schedule an appointment.