Myopia Control in Baton Rouge, LA

Book Appointment

Success Begins With Sight

Myopia is a growing concern for children around the world, and it’s on the rise in the United States. More than 40% of Americans currently have myopia, and more children are diagnosed daily.

Also known as nearsightedness, myopia makes objects in the distance appear blurry while close-up items remain in focus.

Children’s eye exams are essential—roughly 75% of children with myopia received a diagnosis before the age of 12. Catching the condition early on can help us control it, setting your child up for success in the future.

There is no cure for myopia, but we can slow its progression and make things a little easier for your child. Book their appointment to test for myopia today!

Book Appointment

Why Controlling Myopia Matters

Proper eyesight is important for learning. Children might struggle to see in school or have a difficult time reading and writing due to poor vision. They may also be slow to develop social behaviors and could be misdiagnosed with behavioral problems.

Language and speech development can also be impacted by myopia. Children learn to speak by watching facial expressions and seeing lips move, so their sight is a key component.

Severe myopia can also lead to more serious conditions later on. The risk of retinal detachment, cataracts, and open-angle glaucoma increases in people with high myopia.

Corrective lenses are needed to correct vision among people with myopia. But, early identification of myopia can help control the condition and slow its progression.

Book your child’s appointment now to test for myopia and other vision conditions.

Book Appointment

Causes of Myopia

Myopia is a refractive error that develops during childhood and throughout the teenage years. Vision usually stabilizes around age 20.

Normally, light enters the eye and gets focused on the retina, traveling through the optic nerve and to the brain, which interprets the signals. People with myopia have either an eyeball that is too long or a cornea that is too curved, causing light to focus improperly on the retina and making far objects appear blurry.

There is no definitive answer as to the causes of myopia, but it can be hereditary. Also, too much time inside focused on close-up work or using screens is also thought to cause the progression of myopia.

We recommend that parents encourage children to spend time outdoors. Studies suggest that time spent outdoors may reduce the risk of developing nearsightedness.

Book an appointment for your child today to learn more about our myopia control methods.

Book Appointment

Our Location

Visit Us

We truly care for our patients and are devoted to bringing them quality eye care service at affordable prices. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to receive affordable eyecare, exams, and eyeglasses.

  • 257 Lee Drive, Suite Q
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Our Brands

Custom Eyes Vision Center

Our Blogs

Bifocal vs Progressive Lenses

Eye Health

For individuals that need vision correction both near and far, progressive or bifocal lenses are a must-have! As your eyes age and your vision changes, age-related farsightedness or presbyopia may start to affect your vision.What are Bifocal or Progressive Lenses?Progressive and bifocal lenses transition from near to far distance prescription within one lens! For that […]

Read More…

December 1, 2022
Dr. Erica Durlacher

Online Shopping? What You’re Missing When You Purchase Online

Eye Health

Love online shopping and want to extend your purchases to online eyewear? Before you do, let us share with you what you may be missing! Eyewear is one of the most important investments you can make, it will help you see the world around you and complete your daily life to the best of your […]

Read More…

November 1, 2022
Dr. Erica Durlacher

Dry Eye: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Eye Health

What Is Dry Eye? A continued lack of lubrication and moisture within the eye causes symptoms categorized as dry eye syndrome. The lack of tears and moisture to keep the surface of the eye lubricated, as well as wash away debris and dust, can cause eye discomfort and affect your vision. Symptoms  Burning  Itchy  Aching  […]

Read More…

October 1, 2022
Dr. Erica Durlacher

For individuals that need vision correction both near and far, progressive or bifocal lenses are a must-have! As your eyes age and your vision changes, age-related farsightedness or presbyopia may start to affect your vision. What are Bifocal or Progressive Lenses? Progressive and bifocal lenses transition from near to far distance prescription within one lens! […]

Read More…

Love online shopping and want to extend your purchases to online eyewear? Before you do, let us share with you what you may be missing! Eyewear is one of the most important investments you can make, it will help you see the world around you and complete your daily life to the best of your […]

Read More…

What Is Dry Eye? A continued lack of lubrication and moisture within the eye causes symptoms categorized as dry eye syndrome. The lack of tears and moisture to keep the surface of the eye lubricated, as well as wash away debris and dust, can cause eye discomfort and affect your vision. Symptoms  Burning  Itchy  Aching  […]

Read More…

instagram facebook facebook2 pinterest twitter google-plus google linkedin2 yelp youtube phone location calendar share2 link star-full star star-half chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down chevron-up envelope fax