Paving the Way to a Clearer Future
We understand that vision problems can impact not only your child’s present but also their future—if left untreated, myopia can lead to bigger vision issues down the road. At The Chauncey Eye Group, we specialize in myopia control for children aged 5 and above and are here to help your child maintain clear vision and a bright future.Book Appointment
What Is Myopia?
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a vision condition where distant objects appear blurry while close-up objects remain clear. It occurs when the eye grows too long, or the cornea is too curved, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. This results in difficulty seeing distant objects clearly.
What Causes Myopia?
Myopia can be attributed to various factors. Genetics play a role, making it more likely if a child’s parent is myopic. However, environmental factors like excessive close-up work and prolonged screen time can also contribute. In today’s digital age, myopia is on the rise due to increased screen use both at home and in educational settings.
The Growing Concern of Myopia
Myopia is an escalating concern affecting individuals across various age groups. It is not merely a vision issue—myopia can significantly impact a person’s overall quality of life and eye health. At The Chauncey Eye Group, we approach this growing concern with empathy and a deep understanding of the challenges individuals face.
We recognize that in today’s world, taking frequent screen breaks may not always be feasible, and we want our patients to know that this is perfectly okay. Our mission is to provide myopia control solutions that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.
How We Can Help Manage Myopia
Controlling myopia is essential to prevent its progression and potential vision loss. We understand the concerns parents have about their children’s eyesight and the dependency on high prescriptions. At The Chauncey Eye Group, we offer several effective myopia control methods that are versatile and adaptable to the many environments we all have to function in.
Atropine Eye Drops
Daily low-dose atropine eye drops can help slow down the progression of myopia. These drops are specially made at a compound pharmacy and can be delivered directly to your residence. Our team at The Chauncey Eye Group can prescribe and guide the use of these drops along with other modalities to help manage your child’s myopia.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses are specially designed to manage myopia by providing clear vision at various distances. These lenses can help slow down the progression of nearsightedness, making them an excellent option for children and adults alike.
Screen Time Breaks
In today’s screen-centric world, prolonged screen use and digital eye strain can contribute to myopia’s increased prevalence. Our approach recognizes that screen time isn’t always avoidable, especially for kids at school and adults in the workplace. We advocate the 20-20-20 rule, where for every 20 minutes of screen time, you take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away.
We’re Here to Help You
Our practice is committed to supporting both children and parents in managing myopia. Your child’s vision and eye health are our top priorities. Take the first step towards myopia control by scheduling a visit with The Chauncey Eye Group today.Book Appointment
Come visit our practice on S. Macdade Blvd., between Custer Ave. and W. Gardner Ave. Street parking is available and there are parking lots nearby.
- 30 S. Macdade Blvd.
- Glenolden, PA 19036
- Phone: 610-586-0651
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM