Methods of Myopia Control

Myopia can cause blurry vision and make everyday tasks like reading or driving difficult. At Andrew Stone Optometry in Columbia, MO, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your condition and treatment to help improve your eyesight. Before you visit us, continue reading to learn about some methods that can help with myopia control!

Myopia Control

Understanding Myopia

Myopia is also known as nearsightedness and it typically develops in childhood. While it's not always possible to prevent this condition, the goal is to control it as much as possible. You want to be able to see clearly, or help your child see clearly, for safety and to enjoy what the world has to offer. Our eye doctor and staff can help you understand myopia, so you know what to expect and the treatment options you have.


Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is commonly used for myopia control. Unlike eyeglasses or contact lenses that are worn during the day, ortho-k lenses are worn while you sleep. You put these lenses in when you go to bed and take them out when you get up. While you sleep, they gently reshape your corneas and retain that shape during the day even once they are removed.

Multifocal Lenses

Multifocal lenses like bifocals and trifocals can help you see easily at various distances. You can switch from looking at something far away to examining something up close with the same eyewear. Multifocal lenses are a common treatment used to manage myopia. After an evaluation, we can determine if these lenses may be beneficial for you.

Atropine Drops

Atropine drops are typically used to dilate your eyes before an eye exam. When your eyes are dilated, it allows our optometrists examine your eye completely and make sure that there aren’t additional issues to treat. We may also recommend low doses of the drops to help slow down the progression of myopia and improve your vision.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you're seeking treatment for myopia, our team at Andrew Stone Optometry in Columbia, MO, is happy to help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (573) 445-7750 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we look forward to assisting you!

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