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Myopia Control & Treatment Center

Are you worried that your child will grow up to be “blind” like you?

Put the worry away - we have a solution.

Read About Our Mission:

Our Mission: 

 

The Myopia Control & Treatment Center serves 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 and eventually became very nearsighted herself, so she knows firsthand the trials & risks of being myopic.

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Put an end to your child's rising prescription costs.​

Dr. Moller, Optometrist, grew up to become very nearsighted, so 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.
 
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.

Myopia Control available in Gig Harbor
exclusively at Eye Candy Optical :-)

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Why is your child nearsighted?
Our Top 3 Reasons:
 
1. Genetics
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.
 
2. Screen-time
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. 
 
3. Individual’s characteristics
Sometimes it happens regardless of genetics and 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.

3. Orthokeratology. 

(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.

 

Read our article, "What is Orthokeratology?" to learn even more about this amazing procedure.

4. Environmental changes.

5. Behavioral adjustments.

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Your Child Will Outgrow (or break)
2 Pairs of Glasses Every Year.

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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

Orthokeratology is:

Safe, Effective, Gentle

Reversible

Fraction of the cost of lifetime glasses

Clinically proven to manage myopia

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Eye Candy Optical is an exclusive provider of this life-changing procedure in Gig Harbor.

Interested In Learning More?

Book a Consultation To Sit Down and Discuss Your Child's Myopia with Dr. Kandi Moller.