Myopia Management

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common condition where objects at a distance appear blurry. The condition develops during childhood and progresses with age, resulting in poor distance vision and an increased likelihood of developing other eye diseases later in life. However, with myopia management, we limit its progression and impact!

Seeing with myopia

Common Signs of Myopia

If your child squints, doesn’t seem to enjoy distance-vision related activities like sports, or is having trouble learning in the classroom, it’s possible they have myopia. Myopia is often most apparent during childhood, so it’s important to keep an eye out for its signs. Early detection and custom management plans give us the best chance of slowing its progression and improving your child’s vision.

Signs that your child may have myopia include:

  • 1. Complaints about headaches
  • 2. Squinting
  • 3. Rubbing their eyes
  • 4. Holding objects near their faces or sitting too close to the television
  • 5. Closing one eye to read
  • 6. Watery or red eyes from struggling to focus
Common signs of myopia
Myopia detection and management at Lowcountry Eye Care

Myopia Detection and Management at Lowcountry

At Lowcountry Eye Care, we can detect myopia with our comprehensive pediatric eye exams. While eyeglasses can correct your child’s vision, they won’t fix the underlying issue of myopia. Our advanced diagnostics can then help us create a custom plan for your child to best treat their unique case to limit myopia’s effects, slow its progression and protect their eyes for the future! We’re also certified to fit MiSight® lenses and offer strain-relieving atropine eye drops to get their myopia under control.

Personalized Myopia Management Plans

With our wide range of state-of-the-art technology and treatment options, our expert doctors create customized myopia management plans for children. We’ll tailor your child’s plan to their specific needs and adjust as necessary if anything changes.

Advanced Diagnostics

We use advanced diagnostics to catch myopia as early as possible. Once detected, our skilled doctors use our cutting-edge technology to monitor and track the progression of your child’s myopia. The tools at our disposal also help us create personalized management plans that are catered to your child’s unique eyes.

Young kid getting an eye exam at Lowcountry Eye Care

Expert Doctors

Our doctors aren’t just experts in generalized eye care — Drs. Pitcavage, Shealy, Salter, and Vitta all specialize in myopia management techniques, and are certified to fit MiSight® lenses. With their caring hands and deep understanding of myopia, they’ll create an easy-to-manage, personalized treatment plan that accounts for your little one’s lifestyle.

Optometrists Lowcountry Expert

Specialized Contact Lenses and Glasses

One-day, disposable MiSight® lenses use a unique design to ease eye strain and help slow the progression of myopia. We also offer specialty glasses for myopia management to achieve similar results. These are excellent options for young children because they can be seamlessly incorporated into their daily life to treat and manage myopia, while simultaneously correcting their vision.

Lowcountry Eye Care contact lenses for children

Atropine Eye Drops

Atropine eye drops are a treatment option used to slow the progression of myopia by slightly dilating your child’s pupil. While they do not correct vision, they are an effective option for easing eye strain and can be supplemented with a comprehensive management plan.

Lowcountry Eye Care Eye Drops
Advanced Diagnostics
Young child getting an eye care at Lowcountry Eye Care

Advanced Diagnostics

We use advanced diagnostics to catch myopia as early as possible. Once detected, our skilled doctors use our cutting-edge technology to monitor and track the progression of your child’s myopia. The tools at our disposal also help us create personalized management plans that are catered to your child’s unique eyes.

Expert Doctors
Optometrists Lowcountry Expert

Expert Doctors

Our doctors aren’t just experts in generalized eye care — Drs. Pitcavage, Shealy, Salter, and Vitta all specialize in myopia management techniques, and are certified to fit MiSight® lenses. With their caring hands and deep understanding of myopia, they’ll create an easy-to-manage, personalized treatment plan that accounts for your little one’s lifestyle.

Specialized Contact Lenses and Glasses
Lowcountry Eye Care contact lenses for child

Specialized Contact Lenses and Glasses

One-day, disposable MiSight® lenses use a unique design to ease eye strain and help slow the progression of myopia. We also offer specialty glasses for myopia management to achieve similar results. These are excellent options for young children because they can be seamlessly incorporated into their daily life to treat and manage myopia, while simultaneously correcting their vision.

Atropine Eye Drops
Lowcountry Eye Care Atropine eye drops

Advanced Diagnostics

Atropine eye drops are a treatment option used to slow the progression of myopia by slightly dilating your child’s pupil. While they do not correct vision, they are an effective option for easing eye strain and can be supplemented with a comprehensive management plan.

Why Choose Lowcountry Eye Care For Myopia Management?

Not only are we conveniently located in and around the Charleston area, we’re one of the few providers in the region who treat children, and have expert doctors who specialize in managing myopia. You can rest assured your child will feel comfortable and relaxed in our family-friendly offices, with our kind doctors who will make your child feel relaxed and at ease the entire visit! Paired with our advanced tech and state-of-the-art management options, your child is in good hands at Lowcountry Eye Care.

What Our Patients Say...

Debra Thomas
Debra Thomas
June 16, 2023.
The doctor was very patient and informative about my eye health.
Kristen Moran
Kristen Moran
June 1, 2023.
Great visit today with Lowcountry Eye Care! Dr. Salters and Morgan were a great help with recommendations for my dry eyes! Very little wait time too!!
Soule Aire
Soule Aire
May 31, 2023.
Fast and professional
M BESTA
M BESTA
May 23, 2023.
Professional Service! They answer the phone !!!!
Nikki Gillard
Nikki Gillard
May 22, 2023.
Great Service! Nice, clean and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Salters, Jeana and the rest of the staff (I don't know all of their names...lol) are the best!
donnette davis
donnette davis
May 22, 2023.
Very friendly, the staff was very helpful, the doctor was great and very attentive to my needs, I would recommend to others
Emily Smalls
Emily Smalls
May 22, 2023.
This is the first eye doctor I have visited that I feel properly assessed my eyes and educated me! I have gotten glasses before, none of which I could see out of due to undiagnosed extreme amblyopia and astigmatism. The glasses prescribed to me helped me see clearly for the first time in my adult life. 10/10 would recommend, not to mention the excellent staff!
Mile Quintero
Mile Quintero
May 19, 2023.
We were here and ours first experienced was wonderful , the assistant we saw before that Doctor she was very kind and friendly, my ingles is my second language and she was very nice to trying to understand me .my son made jokes with her and she followed the game she was wonderful same with the doctor he was kind and explained everything with my son ayes thanks so much exelent service .
Sheila Rohrer
Sheila Rohrer
May 9, 2023.
Fantastic experience! Friendly and caring staff. Jenna provided excellent service in choosing and fitting eyeglass frames. Nice selection of frames, and my glasses arrived quickly. Highly recommend.