Myopia Management

Myopia management refers to treatments used to control the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism. It's an excellent option for those who want daytime freedom from glasses or contacts.

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)   Learn More >

Atropine Eye Drops

Glasses or Soft Contacts

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Myopia Significantly Increases The Risk of Serious Eye Diseases

What is Myopia?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes your eyes to elongate in size, focusing light in front of your retina instead of on it, leading to blurry distance vision.

Aside from affecting your distance vision, high myopia can increase your risk of developing eye diseases or experience vision loss caused by glaucoma, retinal tears, holes, and detachments.

Although there is no cure for myopia, it can be treated with ortho-k lenses, atropine eye drops, prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, and even corrected through LASIK surgery in adults.  

Symptoms of Myopia
 

Myopia causes objects in the distance to appear blurry. If you have myopia, there are several other symptoms to look for, including:

  • Squinting to see clearly

  • Eyestrain

  • Headaches

  • Sitting closer to the TV or in front of the classroom

  • Being unaware of objects in the distance

  • Excessive blinking

  • Frequent rubbing of the eyes

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Myopia Epidemic

Childhood myopia rates are increasing. Many researchers believe reduced outdoor time and increased screen time on devices are part of the problem. Myopia often leads to struggles in school and activities for your child due to poor vision, as well as increased eye disease risks.
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Myopia Management Treatment Options

 
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Orthokeratology / Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho-K lenses are like braces and retainers for your eyes! They'll temporarily reshape your cornea while you sleep and allow you to experience clear vision during the day.

Ortho-K lenses effectively halt the progression of myopia and can even provide temporary nearsightedness correction.

Remember, the results are temporary, so you'll need to continue to wear the ortho-k lenses regularly at night to maintain optimum results. Long-term use of Ortho-K lenses will not affect your vision prescription once you stop using them.

Ortho-K for adults is a non-invasive and reversible alternative to refractive surgeries such as LASIK and PRK, and may be an option for individuals who aren’t candidates for a laser vision correction procedure.

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Before wearing Ortho-K​ Lenses           Ortho-K Lenses Reshape                  Cornea is Temporarily  
                                                      Cornea While You Sleep                 Reshaped For Clear Vison 

Atropine Eye Drops​

Atropine eye drops are used during annual eye exams to dilate your eyes by disabling the focusing mechanism in the eye. 

 

Low doses of Atropine eye drops can be used to control myopia by relieving focusing fatigue. They can be used alone or in conjunction with ortho-k lenses and are normally administered every night before bed. Those who use atropine drops generally wear glasses or contacts during the day.

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Myopia Management Expectations and Costs

Myopia Management treatment is an ongoing process that requires multiple visits and dedication to the process. 

We will see you for your:
          - Initial Consultation to determine the best process for you. This may be a combination of Ortho-K Lenses and 
             Atropine drops or one or the other.

          - Use, wear, and care training for Ortho-K lenses 

          - Once the lenses arrive, we will see you frequently: The morning after you wear them the first time, one week later,
             two weeks later, one month after, three months after, and then every three months following that. 

Depending on your eyes, you may use up to three sets of ortho-k lenses each year as your corneas are reshaped. These lens exchanges are included in the annual package. 
Please note that the lenses may put a strain on your eyes without you noticing it, or it may cause troubles such as corneal damage, so be sure come to your scheduled visits and communicate with Dr. Kerry.

First Year Package: $1800

          - Initial Consultation

          - Ortho-K Evaluation, Fitting, and Prescription

          - Ortho-K Training - Use and Care
          - Ortho-K Lenses

                       - Insurance benefit for Ortho-K contact lenses can be applied to total if available

                       - Two Ortho-K Lens Exchanges & Shipping Fees Within 90 Days of First Order

          - Follow Up Appointments

          - Referral to PCLI for Axial Length Measurement Test

                       - Required 1xYear

                       - Cost is determined and collected by PCLI. ~$230 

          - Atropine Prescription (If Necessary)

                       - Prescription must be filled by a sterile compounding pharmacy 

                       - Cost is determined and collected by the pharmacy 

 

Return Year Package: $1000

          - Returning Patient Consultation at At Annual Visit
          - Updated Ortho-K Prescription

          - Ortho-K Lenses

                       - Insurance benefit for Ortho-K contact lenses can be applied to total if available

                       - Two Ortho-K Lens Exchanges & Shipping Fees Within 90 Days of First Order

          - Follow Up Appointments

          - Referral to PCLI for Axial Length Measurement Test

                       - Required 1xYear

                       - Cost is determined and collected by PCLI. ~$230 

          - Atropine Prescription (If Necessary)

                       - Prescription must be filled by a sterile compounding pharmacy 

                       - Cost is determined and collected by the pharmacy 

First Year Package for Atropine Drops Only : $700

           - Initial Consultation         

           - Atropine Prescription
          - Follow Up Appointments (Every Three Months)
          - Referral to PCLI for Axial Length Measurement Test 

                       - Required 1xYear

                       - Cost is determined and collected by PCLI. ~$230 

          - Atropine Drops

                       - Prescription must be filled by a sterile compounding pharmacy 

                       - Cost is determined and collected by the pharmacy 

Return Year Package for Atropine Drops Only : $450

          - Consultation
          - Atropine Prescription
          - Follow Up Appointments (Every Three Months)
          - Referral to PCLI for Axial Length Measurement Test 

                       - Required 1xYear 

                       - Cost is determined and collected by PCLI. ~$230 

          - Atropine Drops

                       - Prescription must be filled by a sterile compounding pharmacy 

                       - Cost is determined and collected by the pharmacy 

Sibling Discount: $200 discount for each sibling participating in the treatment program

A La Carte Pricing:

Myopia Management Initial Consultation If You Choose Not to Opt-In to MM Package: $250

Ortho-K Contact Lens Evaluation, Fit, & Training: $250

Follow Up Visit: $80 

You will need to come in for at least three visits over the course of the year. 

Ortho-K Replacement Contacts: $540 ($270 / Lens. Insurance can be applied to total if available)

Please Note:​

  • Myopia Management treatment care can be transferred to another doctor.

  • If you choose to stop using Ortho-K lenses, your corneas will return to their original shape.

  • Ortho-K lenses are not meant to be used as normal contact lenses.

  • Ortho-K Myopia Management is not covered by insurance and you will have to pay the full amount annually. We can apply insurance hardware benefits to the cost of the lenses if available. 

  • Medical visits due to pain, corneal abrasions, etc, can be billed to the insurance. Treatment and medicine required will be additional and costs determined by the pharmacy.
    Pain and dryness can be side effects of wearing ortho-k lenses as they are reshaping your cornea while you sleep like retainers and braces do for your teeth.

    * If you start experiencing pain or anything abnormal, stop using the lenses and let us know asap.

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