Center For Sight
314 N. Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda FL 33950 941-637-0202
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Myopia Control

What is Myopia?

Myopia (near-sightedness) is a condition where the eye cannot focus on distant objects, rendering them blurry and out of focus, while near vision remains clear.

Myopia is one of the most common vision problems, affecting over 10 million adults in the United States. And for children, myopia is on the rise.

Controlling Myopia

Unfortunately, myopia is not a curable eye condition. In most cases, it starts in childhood, progressing until adulthood, at which time it stabilizes.

For adults, myopia is largely treated in the form of prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or laser eye surgery. However, for children, there are some methods that can control myopia, lessen its effects, and slow down its progression.

At Center For Sight, we use two methods of myopia control.

Multifocal contact lenses, a form of specialty contact lenses have multiple prescriptions in each lens, making it easier to switch focus between distance and near, thereby reducing eye stress and strain. Helpful for both children and adults to reduce eye strain and improve vision, multifocal lenses have reduced myopia progression in children by 25%.

Low dose atropine drops (0.01%) relax the accommodating muscles in the eye, temporarily preventing the eye from changing focus from distance to near. These prescription eye drops are used to reduce eye strain and have been shown to slow the progression of myopia in children.

Find Us in Downtown Punta Gorda

Our location in downtown Punta Gorda makes your visit to the optometrist as convenient as possible. Our central location is easily accessible and we have parking available for all our patients. Find us across from the Herald Court Garage on the corner of Highway 41 Northbound and E Olympia Ave.

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Our Address

314 N. Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Contact Information

Phone: 941-499-7860
8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

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