Nearsightedness Control & Treatment
(myopia = nearsightedness)
Are you worried that your child will grow up to be “blind” like you?
Put the worry away - we have a solution.
Dr. Kandi is excited to offer nearsightedness treatment options for your family! Your kids are not destined to have vision that gets worse and wear thicker glasses!
Put an end to your child's rising prescription costs.
Dr. Kandi, our esteemed optometrist, grew up to become very nearsighted, so she has a special interest in treating/preventing myopia in young people. High amounts of nearsightedness are associated with eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. We can prevent the risks!
Request an appointment, call 253-432-4303, or message her to discuss options. She is only a phone call away for you.
"I want thick glasses!"
-Said no kid ever.
To reduce chances of myopia-related eye diseases in young people and offer a non-surgical solution for myopia for adults.
Dr. Kandi Moller received her first pair of glasses at age 11 so she knows firsthand the trials & risks of being myopic. As a result, she is now a Myopia Management Specialist to help our kids combat this disease!
Why is your child nearsighted? Our Top 3 Reasons:
Having one nearsighted parent increases the chance of being nearsighted three times; six times if both parents are nearsighted. Research suggests a link between Asian ethnicity and faster progression of myopia, with higher worldwide prevalence in this group.
As in allllll the phone, tablet, and computer use in this age is a large factor. Children should not spend more than three hours a day – in addition to school time – on close work such as reading, homework or screen-time.
The best way to determine the extent of your child's nearsightedness and risk-factors is to schedule an eye exam and consultation with our Gig Harbor Optometrist exclusively at our Myopia Control & Treatment Center, Dr. Kandi Moller.
What Are Your Options For Managing Your Child's Myopia?
There are several options you can choose to prevent your child's myopia from getting worse:
1. Prescription eyedrops.
One drop instilled nightly. Your child still needs correction lenses during the day.
2. Dual-focus soft contact lenses.
These still have to be worn during the day.
(Our #1 choice for treating myopia.) Your child wears special contact lenses at NIGHT so they can say bye-bye to glasses and contacts during the day.
Along with environmental and behavioral changes, you have options! Read our article, "What is Orthokeratology?" to learn even more about this amazing procedure.
Your Child Will Outgrow (or break)
2 Pairs of Glasses Every Year.
That means, if your child starts wearing glasses at 7 years old (average age a person starts wearing glasses), by the time they're 18 (and can afford their own glasses), you would have spent:
Over $8000 on glasses alone.*
*Average cost of name-brand glasses are $369 according to Consumer Reports.
Besides the Cost, Buying Cheap Prescription Glasses For Your Child's Myopia
Can Cause More Harm Than Good
Cheap prescription glasses bought at big box stores may provide a temporary solution, however, the likelihood of your child's myopia getting worse increases if more preventative measures aren't practiced.
KEEP IN MIND: The more nearsighted a child becomes the greater risk they have to develop glaucoma, loss of central vision, and retinal detachment.
Don't Fret - There Is a Cost-Effective Solution to Managing Your Child's Myopia
Safe, Effective, Gentle
Fraction of the cost of lifetime glasses
Clinically proven to manage myopia
Eye Candy Optical is an exclusive provider of this life-changing procedure in Gig Harbor.