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Children's Myopia Management in Orange County

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is becoming more prevalent in children worldwide. Myopia management is an essential service that aims to slow down the progression of nearsightedness in young patients, guaranteeing a better vision for the future. At Advanced Eyecare Optometric Center, we are committed to providing comprehensive myopia management solutions customized to meet each child's needs.

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What is
Myopia Management?

Myopia Management involves the use of various treatments to slow the progression of myopia in children. Our approach is multifaceted, incorporating:

  • Orthokeratology (Ortho-K): Nighttime wear of specially designed contact lenses that temporarily reshape the cornea.
  • Multifocal Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses: Designed to correct distance vision and reduce eye strain during near work.
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Leading the Way in Pediatric Eye Care in Orange County

Our myopia management team is at the forefront of pediatric eye care, offering innovative solutions to slow myopia progression in children. Spearheaded by Dr. Wang, our team is dedicated to pioneering myopia control techniques that not only correct nearsightedness but also aim to preserve and enhance the long-term vision health of our young patients.

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Matthew S. Wang, O.D.
Dr. Matt attended Whittier College on an academic scholarship, where he studied chemistry and music. He then went to the Southern California College of Optometry to earn his doctorate. He is a past president of the Orange County Optometric Society and was named Young Optometrist of the Year in 2008...

Dr. Wang:
A Pioneer in Myopia Management

Dr. Wang's extensive experience and dedication to pediatric eye care lead our myopia management program. His approach is characterized by:

  • Innovative Techniques: Dr. Wang is committed to exploring and implementing the latest advancements in myopia control. His expertise encompasses a range of effective treatments, from Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) to low-dose atropine eye drops and specialized multifocal lenses.
  • Personalized Care: Recognizing that every child's vision is unique, Dr. Wang emphasizes the creation of customized care plans. These plans address each child's degree of myopia, lifestyle, and overall eye health, ensuring the most effective and comfortable treatment possible.

Factors That Increase
The Risk of Myopia

The development of myopia, or nearsightedness, can be influenced by a mix of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Here's a brief overview of key risk factors:

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Genetic Factors
  • Family History: A higher risk if one or both parents are myopic.
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Environmental Factors
  • Limited Outdoor Activity: Less time spent outdoors is linked to increased myopia risk.
  • Urban Living: Residing in urban areas may correlate with higher myopia rates.
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Lifestyle Factors
  • Prolonged Near Work: Activities like reading or screen use can strain the eyes.
  • Poor Lighting: Straining eyes in dim light may contribute to myopia.
  • Infrequent Eye Exams: Skipping regular eye checks can allow myopia to worsen unnoticed.
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Preventative Tips
  • Outdoor Time: Encourage outdoor activities to reduce myopia risk.
  • Breaks from Near Work: Regular breaks during close-up tasks can help.
  • Adequate Lighting: Ensure sufficient lighting for reading or work.
  • Regular Eye Exams: Early detection through eye exams can prevent severe myopia.

Your Child's Vision
Is in Expert Hands

Under the leadership of Dr. Wang and backed by the latest in eye care technology, our myopia management team at Advanced Eyecare Optometric Center is committed to providing exceptional care. We are dedicated to slowing the progression of myopia in children, ensuring they have the clearest vision possible today, and safeguarding their eye health for the future.

Request an Appointment with Dr. Wang and our team today and take the first step toward comprehensive, cutting-edge care tailored to your child's needs.

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