Our Myopia Control Program

The prevalence of myopia in children is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, bringing with it a host of health risks and related costs.

The Modern Eye Myopia Control Program follows research-backed methods to:

  • slow myopic progression, and
  • protect vision and eye health
Myopia Control Glasses

Included in the Program at Modern Eye

For a flat fee of $250, plus prescribed Myopia control product(s), the Modern Eye Myopia Control Program includes:

  • 2-years of axial length measurements and monitoring
  • Full prescription check every 6 months
  • Annual progress report

Why limit Myopia?

Patients with even 1D of myopia face an increased lifetime risk of developing glaucoma, posterior subcapsular cataracts, retinal detachment and macular degeneration.

Patients whose myopia progresses into the 5–6D range have 40 times the risk of suffering from macular degeneration.1

Topcon Myah Axial Length Measurement
Myopia control is about quality of life

Our Myopia Control Program

No single strategy fits everyone. Our optometrists will work with the patient and their family to set goals and make recommendations based on risk factors, lifestyle, baseline readings and then monitor and report on progress throughout the year.

Our program is specifically designed for each child to ensure optimal outcomes. It includes all necessary office visits (at least two to three are necessary) and measurements using specialized instruments.

The goal of our Modern Eye Myopia Control Program is to:

  • Slow the worsening of vision
  • Reduce the increasing reliance on vision correction for daily tasks, and
  • Limit eye health issues that directly arise from increasing myopia

Success with myopia control is more than just purchasing glasses, contact lenses or medication eyedrops. It is necessary to measure and monitor to see if treatments are having the expected effect and adjust to get best efficacy.

Goals are set based on genetic factors, lifestyle, and baseline data. An easy-to-read annual report is given to monitor results and show reduction in myopia achieved compared to standardized data with no myopia control.

Axial Length Monitoring & Reporting

Myopia control methods that our doctors may recommend:

Treatment Pros Cons
Spectacle lenses (MiyoSmart)
  • ~60% reduction in progression
  • Easy, same modality as glasses
  • Great control
  • Well supported research
  • Non-invasive
  • Easiest for young patients
  • Mild adaptation
  • Not convenient for sports or water activities
Contact Lenses (Acuvue Abiliti / MiSight)
  • ~59% reduction in progression
  • Reduced reliance on glasses
  • Great for sports
  • Wider field of vision
  • Disposable lenses (no CL solution needed
  • >
  • Slightly increased risk of eye infection vs. glasses
  • More maturity and monitoring needed (daily insertion and removal)
  • Still need backup glasses
Atropine Drops
  • ~33-64% reduction in progression
  • Easy addition to current modality of glasses
  • Often covered by drug plans
  • Side effects of near blur and light sensitivity
  • Using drops daily can be difficult
  • Has to be compounded at pharmacy
  • Drops expire
  • Effectiveness varies

Myopia control requires a plan and monitoring

Want to know more? Contact our office or book an appointment for a consultation.

Sample Myopia Progression Report

Topcon Myah Progress Report

Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, et al. Global prevalence of myopia and high myopia and temporal trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(5):1036-1042.