Myopia Control for Kids IN Florence, SC

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Myopia can cause problems for your child, but there is help. At Harrington Vision serving Florence, SC, we are here to help safeguard your child’s eye health. Let an optometrist on our vision team provide pediatric optometry for your child’s eye health.

What Is Myopia?

Myopia is the inability to see things clearly until they are close to you. Also known as nearsightedness, Myopia is a common in children and younger adults but can develop in older adults.

Myopia develops when the eye grows too long and light focuses in front of the retina instead of on it. Reading and watching TV will be blurry unless it is up close. Other symptoms of myopia are headaches and eye strain.

Myopia Control

One way to get ahead of Myopia is to schedule regular eye exams with an optometrist on our vision team. Regular testing can help diagnose and enable an eye doctor on treat myopia in your child, so it doesn’t get out of hand.

Some studies have shown that playing outside in sunlight can reduce the progression of myopia in children. Other treatments include prescription lenses that can help clear your child’s vision and specialized contact lenses that reduce the strain on the eyes. An eye doctor at our optometry practice may also prescribe atropine eye drops that slow the growth of myopia. There are also gas permeable contacts that are only worn at night which help reduce lengthening in the eye.

Another treatment that can help is limiting the time your child spends in front of electronics and TV. Your child is likely to develop myopia if they spend a lot of time close to an electronic screen.

Get Vision and Pediatric Optometry Care from an Eye Doctor on Our Team

If your child is having problems seeing things clearly and is suffering from headaches, don’t hesitate to call us at Harrington Vision. An optometrist is ready to help your child achieve clear vision. Located in Florence, SC and with the ability to provide pediatric optometry, an eye doctor on our optometry team can treat myopia and other eye problems you or your child may be dealing with. Call us at (843) 662-0691.

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Downtown

Monday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Westgate Square

Monday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Downtown

Monday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Westgate Square

Monday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed