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Family Eyecare Associates

Tacoma, WA

Myopia Management

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Myopia Management, Tacoma, WA

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error of the eye where distant objects appear blurry while close objects can be seen clearly. It happens when the eyeball is too long, or the cornea is too curved. If left untreated, myopia can increase the chances of your child developing significant eye issues later in life.

At Family EyeCare Associates in Tacoma, our eye doctors Dr. Spencer Garlick, Dr. Zaccary Pincock, and Dr. Sharon Williams diagnose and treat myopia in patients of all ages. We also have experience working with children who have progressive myopia, which is myopia that worsens over time.

What are the symptoms of myopia?

Myopia typically begins in childhood and tends to slow down or stop progressing by age 20. Signs of myopia include blurry vision when looking at things far away, squinting to see clearly, eye strain, and headaches from straining the eyes. Myopia can also affect children’s performance in school and sports, their independence, and their self-esteem. Later in life, progressive myopia can put your child at risk for developing eye diseases and conditions, including retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.

What are the treatment options for myopia?

If your child has myopia, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan that fits their unique needs. If necessary, glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed, which will help them see clearly but won’t slow myopia progression. With MiSight® 1 Day contact lenses, we can not only correct your child’s vision, but also slow down the progression of myopia.   

MiSight® 1 day contact lenses

MiSight® 1 day soft contact lenses are designed specifically for children and have been proven to slow down the progression of myopia. They are the first and only soft contact lenses approved by the FDA to slow down myopia progression in children between the ages of 8 and 12 at the beginning of treatment. Over three years, MiSight® lenses reduced myopia progression by 59% in children in this age group.  

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Schedule an eye exam today in Tacoma

Regular pediatric eye exams are crucial for detecting and managing myopia. By catching myopia early on, we can develop a customized plan to prevent any future eye problems. Schedule your child’s eye exam today and help improve their quality of life and protect their vision in the future!

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Personalized Eye Exams

We tailor our eye exams to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether you're looking for an adult eye exam, a contact lens evaluation, or pediatric eye care, we offer high-quality, personalized care you can trust.

Specialty Eye Care

From managing chronic eye diseases to treating common eye discomforts, Family EyeCare Associates is dedicated to providing the best eye care possible.

Optical Boutique

We offer a wide range of eyeglasses and sunglasses in Tacoma for both adults and children. If you prefer contact lenses, we offer a variety of contact lens types and brands for you to choose from.