Myopia Control

If you live in Gulfport, MS, and need to see an optometrist for myopia, visit us at Benefield Eye Care. We can help slow down the progression of the condition over time to help you preserve your eye health. 

Myopia Control

What Is Myopia?

Myopia is an eye condition that makes objects distant from you blurry. There are several reasons this may happen, including the shape of your cornea. 

What Is Myopia Control?

If a child or adult has myopia, it can get progressively worse as they get older. Myopia control does just what its name implies. It helps slow its progress so that there's a better chance of having closer to normal vision.

How Is It Done?

There are different ways to help control and correct myopia. One of the most common is the use of atropine drops. These drops are placed in the eye every night and can, overtime, help prevent your prescription from getting.


Once the progression has stopped, then you can switch to regular glasses or contact. You want to have a chance of eliminating the myopia completely, they can opt for something like Lasik, which can reshape the lens to have a better refraction.

While myopia is very common, as you can see, there are different options to help correct it and make it more manageable. If you have any more questions about how best to control or manage your myopia, give us a call and we will do what we can to help.

Get Eye Care from an Optometrist Near You on Our Eye Doctor Team for Nearsightedness 

At Benefield Eye Care, we are dedicated to giving the people of Gulfport, MS, the eye care they need. We treat a variety of eye conditions, including nearsightedness. Contact us today to make an appointment with an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or nurse practitioner on our team. Call us at (228) 328-0972 for eye care from an optometrist near you on our eye doctor team for nearsightedness

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