Myopia Management

At Kennedy Vision Health Center, we’re passionate about providing clear vision for all our patients, including the little ones! We’ll carefully work with your child to make them comfortable as we check their eyes, create a personalized plan to stay on top of their myopia, and help them understand and care for their new eyewear!

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What is Myopia?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition where the eye grows longer than usual. This affects its ability to bring light into your eye to see clearly, causing distant objects to look blurred. Myopia can’t be cured, but if it’s caught early during an annual comprehensive eye exam, we can limit its negative effects on your child’s sight. At Kennedy Vision Health Center, we can help slow the progression of your child’s nearsightedness through our myopia management plans and specialty eyewear.

What Are the Risks of Myopia?

There has been a steady rise in the presence of myopia in children, thought to be caused by an increase in screen time on computers, phones, and televisions during school and play. Myopia, if left untreated, can lead to your child needing stronger, more frequent updates to their vision prescription and put them at risk for developing eye conditions later in life, such as glaucoma.

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Does Your Child Show Signs of Myopia?

Does your child blink frequently, squint to see clearly, or have blurry vision, eye strain, and headaches? They could have myopia, but don’t worry — we’re here to help!

Managing Myopia with
Our Specialty Contact Lenses

The earlier myopia is diagnosed, the sooner our specialists can start to slow its progression to minimize its impact on your child’s vision. We offer revolutionary contact lens technology that can painlessly reshape your child’s eye, clarifying their vision and slowing the advancement of their nearsightedness.

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Managing Myopia with Ortho-K Lenses

These gas-permeable lenses are specially designed for myopia and gently reshape your child’s cornea while they sleep at night. After they’re removed the following morning, your child will have clearer sight throughout the day! Ortho-K lenses are great for kids with dry eye, astigmatism, or who don’t want to wear daytime contacts.

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Managing Myopia with MiSight® 1 Day Lenses

We also offer disposable, soft contacts created for children to wear during the day to control myopia. MiSight® 1 day lenses also provide your child with clear vision without the use of eyeglasses, giving them more lifestyle flexibility. These lenses are a great option for children who play sports or are not comfortable wearing contacts while they sleep.

Managing Myopia with Ortho-K Lenses

Boy Smiling putting on contact lens

Managing Myopia with Ortho-K Lenses

These gas-permeable lenses are specially designed for myopia and gently reshape your child’s cornea while they sleep at night. After they’re removed the following morning, your child will have clearer sight throughout the day! Ortho-K lenses are great for kids with dry eye, astigmatism, or who don’t want to wear daytime contacts.

Managing Myopia with MiSight<sup>®</sup> 1 Day Lenses

Eye Doctor handing patient contact lenses

Managing Myopia with MiSight® 1 Day Lenses

We also offer disposable, soft contacts created for children to wear during the day to control myopia. MiSight® 1 day lenses also provide your child with clear vision without the use of eyeglasses, giving them more lifestyle flexibility. These lenses are a great option for children who play sports or are not comfortable wearing contacts while they sleep.

Why Choose Kennedy Vision Health Center for Your Child’s Myopia Management Needs?

Kennedy Vision Health Center has remained on the cutting edge of eye care since we began serving our community. We follow the latest advancements in diagnostics and myopia management solutions and embrace proven innovations to give our patients the best possible results. When it comes to myopia management, our caring optometrists, optometric technicians, and optical specialists are well versed in Ortho-K and MiSight® 1 day lenses, and will help preserve your child’s vision and slow the progression of their myopia.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

We’re committed to providing a positive, memorable experience for our patients, and are always pleased to share their stories — check out how we’ve made an impact on their lives!

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- Jackie B.

“I always have a great experience during my annual eye exam. The staff here is so friendly and makes you feel very welcome. I have been seeing Dr Traverse for many years and although thorough explains things in layman terms. It never feels like he is rushing to get you out the door.”
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- Cynthia O.

“The most thorough eye exams and evaluations I have ever had! Dr. Traverse is very knowledgeable and personable. They are not inexpensive, but worth it!”
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- Charlotte D.

“Dr. Traverse is wonderful! Very friendly, thorough, and conscientious. Over the years I have seen most of the clinic staff change, but the Doctors are always there. It gives me peace of mind to know my doctor knows my history, and also how best to communicate with me- using “shop talk” or layman’s terms when it best meets the needs of making sure I am aware of my eye health.”
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- Jeff P.

“I highly recommend this outfit. The entire staff is great. I always feel that my exams are very thorough.
The doctor that I see is Dr. Anthony Traverse and he has my complete confidence.”
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- John M.

“Dr Traverse and all the staff at the Plymouth office are always so welcoming and professional. I have been going to Kennedy Vision for 20 years and they have always treated all my eye issues with great care. I recommend if you are looking for a new eye doctor this is the place you should go.”
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- Sarah S.

“We feel comfortable and cared for when visiting Dr. Traverse at Kennedy Vision. He is excellent at his job – both the medical aspect and connecting with his patients. Highly recommend!”

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Come to any of our locations and you’ll be sure to find a team of professionals ready to deliver expert care with warmth and compassion!