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University Vision Centre

Myopia Management in El Paso, TX

Protecting Your Child’s Vision

Is your child between the ages of 3-13 and wears glasses and/or contact lenses? Is your child’s prescription changing year after year?
If so, your child may be at risk for High Myopia and may need Myopia Management. High myopia dramatically increases the risk of sight threatening pathology.

WHAT IS MYOPIA?

Myopia (also known as nearsightedness) is a condition that occurs when the eye grows too long and causes issues with focusing on objects at a distance. If this condition begins very early in a child’s life, they may be at risk of developing High Myopia.

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Kid raising her hand

What is high Myopia?

High Myopia is the level of myopia where the eye’s axial length (length of eye) grows so long that the risk of sight-threatening pathology (retinal detachment, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc.) increases dramatically.

What are signs that my child may have Myopia?

Signs and symptoms that your child may have Myopia include:

  • Being very close to screens and books
  • Frequent squinting
  • Difficulty seeing/reading at a distance
  • Frequent headaches or eyestrain
  • Watery eyes
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Child writing something

What is Myopia Management?

Myopia Management is a set of different treatments that slow down the elongation of the eye’s axial length to decrease your child’s risk for vision threatening eye diseases in the future. When we slow down the growth of the eye, your child’s prescription will also stop changing rapidly. This allows for your child to maintain clear vision throughout the school year and perform optimally whether academically or in sports/hobbies.

Controlling 1D of myopia can reduce the risk of maculopathy by 40%
Reducing the rate of myopia progression by 50% could reduce the prevalence of high myopia by 90%

DON’T LET MYOPIA IMPACT YOUR CHILD’S LIFE

Myopia can hinder children as they’re developing, particularly at school, during sports, and when making friends. Eyeglasses can correct their vision temporarily, but they don’t address the underlying issue. Don’t let myopia blur the lines for your child! Our team at University Vision Centre searches for signs of myopia during our pediatric eye exams, then takes steps to keep it in check with our customized myopia management program.
What is Axial Length?
Axial Length is the distance measured from the anterior cornea to the retina. Increased Axial Length is highly correlated with glasses prescription and is strongly correlated with increased risk of eye diseases.

Measuring Axial Length is considered the Gold Standard for Myopia monitoring. At University Vision Centre, we use advanced technology to measure this length to assess for risk of disease and to monitor Myopia progression in your child at the highest level possible.

How do I prevent my child from developing High Myopia?
Prevention of High Myopia is done by Myopia Management. Myopia Management consists of treatments such as 0.05% Low dose Atropine eye drops, Orthokeratology lenses, and soft multifocal lenses. Schedule a routine eye exam or Myopia Management Consultation with Gabriel Davila OD, IACMM to learn more about options you may have to prevent your child from developing High Myopia.
How can I determine if my child is at risk for High myopia?
Bring your child in for a routine eye exam with one of the only Certified Myopia Management Specialists in the region, Gabriel Davila, OD, IACMM so he can help you prevent any vision threatening eye disease in your child’s future.
What causes High Myopia?

Several factors contribute to the early onset of Myopia and the development of High Myopia. Genetics and behavioral risk factors are the strongest contributors to the development of High Myopia.

Behavioral risk factors include:

  • Increased computer use
  • Cell phone use
  • Handheld game use
  • Limited time outdoors
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What causes High Myopia?

Several factors contribute to the early onset of Myopia and the development of High Myopia. Genetics and behavioral risk factors are the strongest contributors to the development of High Myopia.

Behavioral risk factors include:

  • Increased computer use
  • Cell phone use
  • Handheld game use
  • Limited time outdoors

WHY CHOOSE UNIVERSITY VISION CENTRE FOR MYOPIA MANAGEMENT?

Our eye doctors are compassionate, multilingual experts who help children see better using innovative treatments and technology. Our advanced diagnostic equipment gives us a complete picture of the eye, information that we use to customize your child’s myopia management plan. We work hard to preserve their vision and are happy to provide you with exceptional eye care in the language you and your child feel most comfortable with, either English or Spanish.

Woman having an eye exam at University Vision Centre
Woman having an eye exam at University Vision Centre

How do I prevent my child from developing High Myopia?

Prevention of High Myopia is done by Myopia Management. Myopia Management consists of treatments such as 0.05% Low dose Atropine eye drops, Orthokeratology lenses, and soft multifocal lenses. Schedule a routine eye exam or Myopia Management Consultation with Gabriel Davila OD, IACMM to learn more about options you may have to prevent your child from developing High Myopia.

Myopia Management
in El Paso

If you are concerned that your child may be nearsighted, don’t wait; schedule a pediatric eye exam today. We will walk you through our process, and tailor a plan to manage your child’s myopia, no matter what language you speak or where in El Paso and beyond you come from!

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Testimonials

Rebeca Alcantara
Rebeca Alcantara
2023-07-19
Very professional and kind staff. They don’t keep you waiting very long.
cina maresca
cina maresca
2023-07-19
This has been my eye doctor for over 20 years. Friendly and very knowledgeable staff and doctors.
Deana Duquesne
Deana Duquesne
2023-07-15
Knowledgeable staff who are always courteous & helpful.
Cecilia Montoya
Cecilia Montoya
2023-07-15
I'm Always Very Satisfied with my visits at University Vision Centre, Dr's & staff are very Professional and Caring. Left for a year & came back, service at other places Do Not Compare to University Vision Centre...
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