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Myopia Management

Clearer vision for brighter futures

Myopia Management

Myopia Management, Kildeer & Elgin, IL 

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common vision problem that affects many people, especially children. Quality Eye Care Clinic has a team of skilled optometrists and ophthalmologists who specialize in myopia control and treatment. Our doctors use the latest technology and techniques to help slow down the progression of myopia and prevent further vision loss.  

Risk factors for myopia 

Myopia is common in children and tends to increase as they get older. Myopia is hereditary, so if one parent is myopic, there is a 25% chance that a child will develop myopia. Besides genetics, environmental factors may also contribute to myopia, such as long periods spent doing near work on screens or reading and not spending enough time outdoors.   

In the U.S., about 40% of kids have myopia. If someone develops severe myopia as a child, they have a higher risk of developing eye issues later in life, including retinal detachment, early cataracts, myopic degeneration, and early glaucoma. 

Treatment options for myopia management 

Glasses and regular contact lenses may help kids see clearly, but they won’t slow down myopia’s progression. Based on age and prescription, our doctors offer different treatment options to slow down myopia including atropine drops, orthokeratology, or special soft contact lenses. 


Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, is a non-surgical procedure that uses specially designed rigid gas permeable contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea and correct vision while the lenses are worn overnight. When your child wakes up and removes the lenses the next morning, they will be able to see clearly all day long without needing glasses or traditional contact lenses. Orthokeratology has been shown to slow down the progression of myopia in children, potentially reducing their risk of developing high levels of nearsightedness later in life. 

MiSight® 1 day 

MiSight® 1 day is the only FDA-approved soft contact lens that controls myopia in kids. It is proven to reduce myopia progression by 59% over three years on average. By reducing myopia, you lower your child’s risk of developing serious eye health problems during adulthood. 

Schedule an appointment for myopia management today 

Whether you’re looking for glasses, contact lenses, or other treatments, our team provides personalized, effective care for myopia. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced doctors.