Myopia Management

Myopia, also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, refers to the inability to see objects or images clearly unless they’re situated close to your eyes. Myopia is a very common condition. In fact, it’s one of the most frequently diagnosed eye conditions, particularly among children and younger adults.

Myopia is more than just an inconvenience, however. It can also pose a serious threat to a person’s long-term vision. If not properly addressed, myopia can eventually lead to the development of optical diseases later in life, including retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. Thankfully, the myopia management services at Mercer Island Family Eye Care can help!

What is myopia?

Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long from front to back. This causes light to focus in front of the retina rather than directly onto it. For individuals with nearsightedness, distant objects will appear blurry while nearby objects will be clear.

Myopia typically develops during the childhood years, as this is when the eyeballs tend to experience rapid growth. As time goes by, the condition will usually continue to progress through the late teen years, sometimes gradually, other times rapidly. Fortunately, myopia can be corrected through the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses.

What is myopia management?

Managing myopia involves a series of treatments designed to slow the condition’s rate of progression. This is done by inducing changes to the structure of the eye. Treatment can also help to alleviate the stress and fatigue that is often experienced by those suffering from myopia.

Mercer Island Family Eye Care currently offers customized treatment strategies for patients who have been diagnosed with myopia. Our experienced doctors will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that is designed to address you or your child’s unique needs.

Once a plan is in place, we will continue to monitor and measure progress every 6-12 months to ensure maximum efficacy. Any changes we deem necessary will be implemented accordingly.

Contact Mercer Island Family Eye Care today and see how myopia management can help your child experience clearer, sharper vision and a better quality of life.

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  • 2448 76th Ave SE, Suite 106
  • Mercer Island, WA 98040

Business Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday
  • 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday
  • Closed
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Mercer Island Family Eye Care
4.9
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Janice Huynh
Janice Huynh
16:47 16 Feb 22
I was in a tricky spot with my insurance. They got me in and the staff was amazing with helping me figure out the best... course of action for me. I can not thank them enough!read more
Lorraine Abing
Lorraine Abing
21:40 28 Jan 22
Always a pleasure receiving care here. From the front desk staff to the doctors all the way to the opticians helping... you pick which frames work best for you. Even when the whole place is busy, everyone works hard to make you feel like you are getting 1:1 care and attention. I still come here for glasses/contacts even after I moved away from the island.read more
María de Lourdes Alanis
María de Lourdes Alanis
21:07 30 Oct 21
All the team super prepared, kind and friendly. Loved that they always explain everything. Best service!
S K
S K
13:17 24 Oct 21
We have watched this place deteriorate since new ownership took over, going from from a caring medical office with... knowledgeable staff to a greedy profit center churning out as much business as possible, with low quality, ridiculously high prices, and clueless staff (other than the one man who was there under prior ownership — he’s the sole knowledgeable problem solver in that place). My bifocal progressives don’t sit right due to faulty measurements so I can’t see properly (and several return checks didn’t help), lenses pop out of glasses, etc. Prices for identical frames are half in Bellevue, and 20% on internet sites. It’s all about maximizing revenue for the owners these days, and like so many others have done, we will be moving on. I want to support local businesses, but we are done lining pockets to our personal detriment — our family deserves better.read more
B M
B M
18:04 27 Sep 21
I needed tactical glasses for combat and this practice had the perfect set of glasses to withstand impact and... protection! the vision is amazing too! I love the office because they were warm and friendly! The doctor is pretty cute too. I sent my whole family to them and I would recommend them to everybody!read more
Wade French
Wade French
21:54 25 Sep 21
All of the staff there does an amazing job of getting you taken care of and helps you from start to finish. Dr. Sea... always does a great job with the exam and all of the opticians are very knowledgeable and eager to get the right style and fit.read more
Thiago & Will Siguenza
Thiago & Will Siguenza
02:32 22 Sep 21
Very prompt and friendly experience. Very knowledgeable staff and very welcoming.
David Liang
David Liang
18:33 10 Sep 21
This is a fantastic place to get your eye exam and frames. I have had nothing but positive experiences every time I... have gone. The customer service is phenomenal and the doctors are amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone.read more
Candy Capinpin
Candy Capinpin
22:12 23 Aug 21
They do their best to make sure that your eyeglasses fit you. The staff was on her way to lunch but went out of her... way to adjust my glasses before heading out. Great customer service and gave me advice for future eyeglasses.read more
Dianna Li
Dianna Li
05:41 17 Aug 21
They are usually pretty welcoming and have great service. This time when I went there, there was a lot of waiting at... the end, as it seemed like they had difficulty organizing staff. Also, I later realized that one of the sample contacts packs was expired and feel quite dissatisfied with that… Their text program also seems to be in disuse now.Update: I was able to exchange my sample contact lenses which I appreciate; although I wish they could have mailed it as it’s a bit far and the heatwave was going on.read more
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