What Is Myopia?

Myopia = Nearsightedness   Whether or not your child complains of not being able to see objects at a distance such as the board at the front of their classroom they might have a condition called myopia. It’s more commonly known, though, as nearsightedness.   The eyes of a child with myopia become longer over time, which causes distant objects to appear blurry. And, if it’s not addressed, myopia often worsens as your child gets older.


Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition diagnosed during a basic eye exam. For those who are nearsighted, objects that are farther away appear blurry. Myopia is caused by genetics, as well as other environmental factors. For instance, staring at any object for too long can cause the eye to elongate — it’s this elongation that leads to myopia.   Genetics is the primary cause of myopia, or nearsightedness; children inherit the tendency to develop the eye condition from their parents. Also, how a person uses their eyes — such as frequently performing detailed or up-close work, or regularly using computers, tablets and cellphones.


When left undiagnosed and untreated, myopia (nearsightedness) can lead to a host of complications, such as reduced ability to learn, and later in life

  • Cataracts tend to develop sooner in nearsighted eyes.
  • Nearsighted people are 2 to 3 times more likely to get glaucoma.
  • Myopia increases the risk of retinal detachment.

An eye care professional, such as an optometrist or ophthalmologist, can perform a simple examination to determine if the vision issues you’re experiencing are caused by myopia — and put a treatment plan in place that may prevent further complications associated with myopia.


If your child displays one or more of the following habits, he or she should be evaluated for myopia:

  • Persistent squinting
  • Needing to sit closer to see
  • Holding books very close while reading
  • Seeming to be unaware of distant objects
  • Excessive blinking
  • Rubbing eyes frequently
  • Poor grades or falling behind in school


Slowing the Progression of Nearsightedness Starts Here! And you have options!   Transform your child’s future with our revolutionary myopia management program. Help them break free from the limitations of nearsightedness and unleash their full potential. At Peachtree Corners Eye Clinic, we understand the impact of myopia on a child’s life, which is why we offer cutting-edge treatments and personalized solutions. Our dedicated team is ready to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring the best outcomes for your child’s vision health. Don’t let myopia hold them back. Schedule an appointment today and give your child the gift of clear vision and unlimited possibilities.

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) Lenses

How CRT Contact Lenses Treat Myopia

Imagine a world in which you insert contact lenses at night before bed, and then awake in the morning, remove the lenses, and enjoy the corrective benefits all day long. You could eliminate the distortions, reflections or blur coming from the contaminated surfaces of your glasses or contact lenses and the hassle, discomfort and dry eyes typically associated with these traditional methods of vision correction. If this scenario has caught your eye, then Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Paragon CRT® contact lenses offer a much more natural vision because no lens is being worn during your daytime hours. This therapeutic contact lens gently reshapes the cornea while you sleep to temporarily correct nearsightedness. Upon waking and removing the lenses, you will experience clearer vision without glasses or contact lenses throughout the day.

Protecting Your Child’s Potential with Paragon CRT®

Corneal Refractive Therapy, or CRT® lenses, are a non-surgical option that helps correct nearsightedness without the daytime use of contacts or glasses. CRT lenses are worn at night, and correct the curvature of the cornea while sleeping so you can see clearly during the day.


Ortho-K (short for Orthokeratology) is a non-surgical solution for patients with myopia (nearsightedness) that uses specially designed contact lenses (like Paragon CRT® lenses) to improve vision.   When worn overnight, Paragon CRT® contact lenses gently corrects the curvature of the cornea, resulting in a corneal shape that focuses light correctly onto the retina. When removed in the morning, distant objects will come back into focus and patients can see clearly without the use of glasses or daytime contacts.


Start Managing Your Child’s Myopia Today!

  • The First and Only. MiSight® 1 day is the first and only FDA-approved* soft contact lens to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8 -12 at the initiation of treatment1†.
  • Clinically Proven and Safe. Over a 3-year period, slowed myopia progression 59% on average, reduced eye lengthening by 52% on average1†§, and 41% of eyes had no progression1†¶. Over a 6-year period, children wearing MiSight 1 day progressed less than 1.00D on average.
  • Parent-Approved. 90% of parents whose children wore MiSight® 1 day contact lenses reported that their children were happy wearing MiSight® 1 day lenses.

Child Frendly

After using MiSight® 1 day contact lenses for three years, 90% of children still strongly preferred them over their glasses.   FDA-APPROVED MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are FDA-approved* to slow the progression of myopia in children 8 to 12 years of age at initiation of treatment1†. That means that they’ve been comprehensively tested over an extended period and have met all of the safety criteria required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


The testing of MiSight® 1 day lenses consisted of a three-year clinical study in children 8-12 years old at the time they began treatment for myopia. Half of these children wore MiSight® 1 day contact lenses and the other half wore traditional 1 day soft contact lenses. This way, we could see if MiSight® 1 day really made a difference. And they did. The progression of myopia slowed in 41% of children who wore MiSight® 1 day contact lenses as compared to those who didn’t.

MiSight® 1 Day as Part of a Myopia Management Program

Managing your child’s myopia—both today and in the future—requires more than just vision correction. That’s why we’re taking steps to establish a new standard of care for treating myopia in children, including the use of MiSight® 1 day contact lenses.

Helping your child manage their nearsightedness starts with a comprehensive eye exam. Your Eye Care Professional will be able to determine the amount of vision correction your child needs now, and tell you if they’re a good candidate for wearing MiSight® 1 day contact lenses to help slow future myopia progression. They’ll also factor in lifestyle considerations as part of your child’s myopia management plan. For many nearsighted kids, limiting the daily amount of near work and increasing their time spent outdoors can help slow their rate of progression.

To start your child’s journey to a clearly better future, ask your doctor about MiSight® 1 day.

Experience the peace of mind that comes with our exclusive myopia management. At Peachtree Corners Eye Clinic, we are committed to providing you with exceptional care and personalized solutions to effectively address and control nearsightedness. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to your vision needs, offering advanced eye exams, innovative treatment options, and expert guidance. Trust us to deliver top-notch care at our state-of-the-art facility.


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4005 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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