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Myopia Control

Your eye operates in much the same way as a camera. Just as the lens of a camera focuses entering light on a piece of film to produce a sharp image, the lens of your eye focuses light on the retina to form a picture that is sent on to the brain. When a refractive error such as myopia is present, it means that your eye cannot focus the incoming light correctly on the retina. As the most common refractive error, myopia means the light reflected off of viewed objects is focused before it reaches the retina. This vision impairment may be the result of the anatomy of the eyeball itself or the fact that the cornea or the lens is excessively curved in relationship to the length of the eyeball.

As part of a routine eye exam, you will be evaluated for the presence of a refractive error. While wearing a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses to this day remains an excellent way to correct myopia and enjoy clear, crisp vision, we might also suggest other options in care. In certain cases, we may recommend a prescription for Ortho-K contact lenses to change the shape of the cornea temporarily, or make a referral for a refractive procedure such as LASIK.

Brilliant Futures® Myopia Management Program

Did you know?

Myopia or nearsightedness is the leading cause of visual impairment in children worldwide. In the United States alone, close to 14 million children are nearsighted. And with more time spent indoors and on digital devices, those numbers will continue to rise.

Although conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses provide excellent correction for refractive errors, myopia progression and its consequences remain essential considerations. Progressive myopia can increase a child’s long-term risk for retinal issues, glaucoma, cataracts, and associated vision impairments.

When it comes to myopia in children, it’s best to be proactive!

As certified providers of the Brilliant Futures ®  Myopia Management Program from CooperVision, our professional team provides the best myopia control treatments, including corrective contact lenses and strategies to slow its progression, support ongoing eye health, and help ensure optimal vision.

The Brilliant Futures®  Myopia Management Program

Developed by Cooper Vision, a global leader in soft contact lens technology and innovations in care, to address vision challenges like astigmatism, presbyopia, and childhood myopia, Brilliant Futures® represents a comprehensive approach and new standard of care for the management of childhood myopia.

MiSight ® 1 day contact lenses

The Brilliant Futures®  Myopia Management Program includes child and parent support to support awareness, compliance, and good clinical outcomes. It features MiSight ® 1 day contact lenses—the latest innovation in care proven to slow myopia progression in children aged 8-12 years at the initiation of treatment.

As the first soft contact lens approved by the FDA for this purpose, MiSight® 1 day contact lenses can help slow the progression of myopia while offering children the daily benefits of clear, crisp vision without eyeglasses.

MiSight ® 1 day contact lenses are easy to insert, comfortable, and designed for one-day use. As with every vision care service, our professional team will review insertion and removal of lenses, detailed wear and care instructions with you and your child to reinforce proper and healthy contact lens use.

Skilled care for better vision

Remember, when it comes to your family’s vision, you can look to the office of Family Vision Care for the most advanced services, treatment technology, and skilled, compassionate care. Our professional team carefully assesses every child to determine the best approach to protect their eye health and support the quality of their vision.


Orthokeratology or Ortho-K is a method of vision correction that eliminates the need to wear eyeglasses or use contact lenses during the day. The procedure, which is also known as overnight vision correction or corneal reshaping, involves the use of specially designed rigid gas-permeable contact lenses to gently reshape the cornea. Placed at bedtime and removed in the morning, these lenses precisely mold the front surface of the eye so that clear, crisp vision can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Ortho-K provides a safe and therapeutic option for vision correction in children, teens, and adults. Commonly used to address mild to moderate myopia (nearsightedness), other types of refractive errors may also be treated with this method of care. Ortho-K offers an effective, non-surgical alternative to LASIK and other refractive surgeries for individuals who because of their youth or issues involving the health of their eyes are not candidates for those procedures. It is also a good choice for people who are active in certain sports, or have jobs in environments where wearing contact lenses can be more difficult.

 With Ortho-K, vision markedly improves as the reshaped cornea correctly focuses light on the retina to produce clearer images. Thanks to Ortho-K, perfect or near perfect vision can be enjoyed throughout the day. While some people experience significant improvements in vision after just a night or two of wearing Ortho-K lenses, more time may be needed for complete vision correction in cases involving larger refractive errors.

Besides being non-invasive and suitable for patients of all ages, treatment with Ortho-K is completely reversible. This means that it can be discontinued at any time without any permanent changes to your eyes; thereby leaving you free to once again explore wearing eyeglasses, contact lenses during the day or having a LASIK procedure.