Vision Therapy in Jefferson City

What Treatments Are Used in Myopia Management?

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Ways to Manage Myopia in Children

Why is myopia management vital? It's about ensuring that your child's vision remains vibrant and unburdened by nearsightedness as they develop and lessening the risk of eye diseases later in life. Controlling myopia also improves their daily quality of life and contributes to academic success.

At Eyes On Missouri - Jefferson City, your child's visual well-being is one of our top priorities. We're committed to offering a range of effective myopia management treatments tailored to your child's unique needs.

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Glasses and Contact Lenses for Clear Vision

Eyeglasses and contact lenses are common and effective treatments for myopia management. These options provide your child with clear and crisp vision, addressing nearsightedness and allowing them to see the world clearly.

Our team at Eyes On Missouri - Jefferson City offers a wide range of fashionable eyeglasses and comfortable contact lenses to cater to your child's specific needs. We understand that comfort and style are equally important when it comes to eyewear, and our experts are here to ensure your child receives the best options to fit their unique lifestyle and preferences.


Myopia Management in Jefferson City

Our optometry practice in Jefferson City

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Hours
  • Monday 7:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife

Controlling Myopia with Atropine Eye Drops

Atropine eye drops are an effective treatment option for managing myopia in children. These specialized drops slow down the progression of nearsightedness, serving as a protective shield for your child's precious vision. Our experienced team will guide you through the usage and benefits of these drops as part of our comprehensive myopia management approach.

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Vision Correction with Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, represents a modern and innovative myopia management treatment. This non-surgical approach involves custom-designed, gas-permeable contact lenses that temporarily reshape the cornea. These specialized lenses work their magic overnight, gently correcting your child's vision, and are removed in the morning for clear vision during the day.

The various benefits of ortho-k make it an appealing choice for many parents.

  • Daytime Freedom from Glasses or Contacts

    Ortho-k affords your child the freedom to see clearly throughout the day without needing eyeglasses or contact lenses.

  • Slows Myopia Progression

    Research has shown that ortho-k can help curb the development of nearsightedness, potentially reducing the risk of more severe vision problems in the future.

  • Convenient and Safe

    Ortho-k lenses are a safe and versatile option for managing myopia in children of various ages. They are easy to use and maintain, providing parents peace of mind.

  • Improved Self Confidence

    Ortho-k lenses can significantly boost your child's self-confidence with clear vision without visible vision correction.


Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 03, 2024
They have wonderful and patient doctors! My husband and I have both been there and I just saw Dr. He... dgpath at the new location. She took her time with me and listened to how complicated my situation was and even sent out referrals for me. 10/10 recommend!
- Feb. 23, 2024
Overall great experience, all staff was super helpful and great attitude. I would recommend!
- Feb. 22, 2024
I'm very happy with services received from Dr. Hedgpath and confident in her experience. Been going ... to her for years. The staff are also good at helping choose new glasses and making sure they are correctly fitted.
- Feb. 21, 2024
Love Dr. Zahn! He takes his time and explains everything to you. Willing to answer any questions o... r concerns you may have with your eyes. Gives you different options. Staff very nice and helpful. I did wait 45 min in the exam room waiting to see the Dr., but I didn't mind because I like the Dr. and staff that much. So don't be in a hurry.
- Feb. 20, 2024
The entire staff was very nice and knowledgeable in their field.
- Feb. 09, 2024
Dr. Zahn is great! Eye glasses are new to me and I noticed that he takes the time during the exam to... ensure that the prescription prescribed is the right one. I appreciated him breaking down everything for me so I understood.
- Feb. 03, 2024
Dr.Zahn is amazing. He is very knowledgeable and takes his time with patients. Staff is friendly a... nd willing to help you.
- Feb. 02, 2024
A very good experience. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Dr. Zahn and the staff are friendly and professional. The opticians are not pushy and very helpful.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Jamie was very kind and helpful!
- Jan. 28, 2024
Dr. Zahn and his staff are amazing!! I would highly recommend them for any optometry needs! Dr. Zahn... is an incredible doctor. He has one of the most calming and friendly demeanors I’ve ever come across, and he truly cares about his patients. I recently went for ocular migraines and shared my fear that this may be something more. He immediately jumped into action, shared some stories about ocular migraines and how they are diagnosed, tested multiple things, then thoroughly explained why he wasn’t worried. He even went a step further and offered to send me to a specialist even if it was only to give me peace of mind. He always takes the time to answer any questions I have, crack a few jokes, and ensure I leave not worrying about anything! The staff is also incredible! Everyone I’ve encountered has been very friendly and happy to answer any and all questions I have. They also understand budgets and will happily run scenarios through insurance to come up with estimates before you have to decide anything, without making you feel like it’s a hassle. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Zahn and his staff!
- Jan. 01, 2024
Great service, great glasses fast!
- Dec. 21, 2023
Eyes on Missouri has done a wonderful job with my whole family. They make my children comfortable an... d explain things in a way that they understand. They are flexible and helpful from the office staff to the eye doctors. Most recently I brought my kiddo to her appointment to get contacts (she was SO EXCITED) and I got the date off by a month. They were so kind to squeeze her in, eventhough it was my scheduling mistake. They talked her through the process and helped her every step of the way. I would 100% recommend them!
- Dec. 21, 2023
Dr. Zahn was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable, took his time with my appointment, answered... all of my questions, and was very laid back. I won't be going to anyone else.
- Dec. 20, 2023
Dr Zahn is such a great easy going quick but accurate and makes it look so effortless. The staff li... ke ms Jamie is so nice and very helpful and makes you feel a little bit of like a ray of sunshine before you exit their building. Totally recommend this place over any other place in the area.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Always great service!
- Nov. 30, 2023
The eye doctors are excellent at doing their job and listening to the patience. The staff is friendl... y professional and always smiling
- Nov. 19, 2023
Always a great experience!
- Nov. 08, 2023
Dr. Zahn was fantastic! Very thorough and easy to talk to about any issues I was having with my eyes... . The staff was inviting as well! I will definitely continue to go to Eyes on Missouri and recommend to any of my friends/ family!
- Nov. 03, 2023
Always a great experience with Dr. Shan! He is professional, courteous, and wicked smart. Always fun... to get my eyes checked bc the conversation always makes me smarter!! Would def recommend for your eyesight needs.

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Explore the Benefits of Myopia Management for Your Kids Today

Our dedicated team is here to help you explore these options so you can make an informed decision that ensures your child's vision remains clear and bright.

Our goal is to safeguard your child's visual health while ensuring they enjoy life with crystal-clear vision. Visit Eyes On Missouri - Jefferson City  today and discover how these myopia management treatments can benefit your child's future.

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