Myopia Control
in El Cajon

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Protection From Myopia

Myopia is more commonly known as nearsightedness. It is a refractive error that affects nearly 40% of Americans. We include myopia screening during every children’s eye exam at Main Street Optometry. Luckily, vision problems resulting from this condition improve significantly with prescription glasses or contact lenses, and we have a wide variety of frames available in our showroom!

What Is Myopia?

Myopia occurs when the shape of your eye causes light to bend incorrectly, and this forces the images to focus at the front of your retina, making distant objects appear blurry. 

Experts cannot define what causes myopia, but speculate that it can be a hereditary condition. Spending considerable amounts of time reading or working on a computer can also affect the development of myopia.

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Children & Myopia

Myopia is prevalent in children, and doctors are looking at different methods for slowing the development of this condition. Vision degradation from myopia is easily corrected with glasses and contact lenses. Your optometrist cannot reverse myopia, so the primary goal of treatment is to prevent the condition from worsening.

A child with nearsightedness may:

  • Squint persistently 
  • Experience headaches 
  • Need to sit closer to the television, movie screen, or the front of the classroom
  • Be unaware of distant objects
  • Blink excessively
  • Rub their eyes frequently

We Can Help With Myopia

We offer high-quality vision care and have a genuine interest in the well-being of your entire family. We provide a safe and comfortable environment and conduct all treatments with compassion and respect. Bring your family in to meet ours! 

Call today to book your child’s next eye exam. If you have questions about their eye care, we will work hard to provide the answers!

Come See What We’re About

Book Your Appointment

You can find our practice at the corner of E Main Street and Claydelle Avenue. Regular and accessible parking is available right out the front door!

  • 303 E Main Street
  • El Cajon, California 92020

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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