Vision Therapy in Eagan

Scientific Research on Myopia Management

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Exploring the Science Behind Nearsightedness

Myopia, often known as nearsightedness, is a common vision disorder affecting millions worldwide. While genetics play a significant role, environmental factors contribute to its progression, with high myopia posing serious risks to eye health.

Researchers and clinicians worldwide are committed to finding solutions to tackle the rising myopia epidemic. Scientific research and clinical trials deepen our understanding of this condition and allow for effective management strategies.

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Understanding Myopia Progression

Myopia typically results from axial lengthening in the eye. To address this, researchers have focused on several promising areas:

  • Spectacle Correction

    Glasses have long been studied to inhibit myopia progression. However, while some designs have shown promise, not all have been clinically effective. Recent advancements like the Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lens, designed to induce myopic defocus, have yielded encouraging results. Reducing axial length by 0.30 mm over two years offers a potential solution for myopia control, particularly for children.

  • Outdoor Sunlight

    Increasing outdoor time during school has shown a modest but tangible effect on reducing myopia progression. Studies suggest that 40 extra minutes of outdoor exposure daily can make a significant difference. However, the implementation has been challenging, and more research is needed to evaluate the long-term impact across diverse populations.

  • Low-dose Atropine

    Low-dose atropine treatment has gained popularity, particularly after studies like the Atropine for the Treatment of Myopia (ATOM) series. While the 0.01% concentration has shown effectiveness, the Low-Concentration Atropine for Myopia Progression (LAMP) study suggests that higher concentrations may offer more profound results. Atropine is easy to implement, especially for young children, with minimal side effects. However, long-term data regarding potential ocular toxicity is still pending.


Myopia Management in Eagan

Our optometry practice in Eagan

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • EyeMed
  • United Health Care Community Plan

Controlling Myopia with Contact Lenses

In recent years, contact lenses have emerged as a promising avenue for myopia control:

  • Orthokeratology

    Orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses, worn overnight to reshape the cornea temporarily, have shown promise in reducing axial elongation by 55% after 24 months. However, these lenses have limitations and may not correct higher levels of myopia.

  • MiSight Contact Lenses

    The FDA-approved daily wear MiSight lens is a breakthrough in myopia control. Its dual-focus design creates myopic defocus and has demonstrated a reduction in myopia progression and axial length. This daily disposable lens offers an alternative to ortho-k, providing clear vision during the day without lenses. The ongoing MiSight clinical trial aims to provide more insights into its long-term efficacy and safety.


Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 28, 2024
I was very satisfied with your service.
- Feb. 25, 2024
Everyone is pleasant, competent, professional, and trying to do their best for their customers/patie... nts.
- Feb. 25, 2024
Excellent profesional service Never disappointed you
- Feb. 19, 2024
Great
- Feb. 12, 2024
I have used several optical services across the Twin Cities and have been disappointed by the qualit... y of the services of the opticians. Most of them seem quite inexperienced and have run-of-the-mill capabilities. However, the opticians at Eagan Eye Clinic are the exception. Clearly, they have both experience and expertise in advising me accurately and in making sure that the glasses work effectively for me. I will return to them for any future services. And excellent customer service as well. Good job!
- Feb. 08, 2024
I was very satisfied with the service that I received. The staff is very professional and friendly....
- Dec. 29, 2023
I’ve been coming here for about 3 years now and have always had wonderful service. From the desk s... taff to the doctors, they are all friendly and professional. I’ve seen three different doctors and they’ve all been great. I’ll definitely keep coming here!
- Dec. 20, 2023
Very capable staff. Efficient visit. They don't push product that you don't need - honest assessme... nts.
- Dec. 15, 2023
Great staff
- Dec. 05, 2023
Welcoming, kid-friendly and knowledgeable!
- Nov. 23, 2023
Very friendly crew and they price match!
- Nov. 23, 2023
Great clinic. Professional and terrific care of my eyes
- Oct. 26, 2023
Excellent service and very informative
- Oct. 08, 2023
Totally good experience here. Staff all seemed qualified, cordial and welcoming while still profess... ional. Modern office has the latest equipment to give quick and detailed information.
- Sep. 27, 2023
Friendly staff. On time appointments.
- Sep. 27, 2023
Great service!
- Sep. 21, 2023
Friendly staff. Dr. Stout👍🏼
- Sep. 15, 2023
I have been going to this clinic for years. Dr. Stout and the staff are fantastic.
- Aug. 21, 2023
Very nice people.
- Aug. 18, 2023
I have been a patient at Eagan Eye Clinic since Dr. Paymar opened the clinic over 40 some years ago ... and felt confident when he retired he passed the clinic off to Dr. Stout and staff - very pleased with the care I get there!

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Eagan Eye Clinic: Pioneering Myopia Management

There have been various scientific breakthroughs in myopia management. However, the choice of treatment depends on the child's age, preferences, and eye condition.

At Eagan Eye Clinic, we are committed to keeping up with the latest advances in myopia management research and providing you with the best possible care. Our top priority is your child's eye health. Visit us today and explore the latest advancements in myopia care for healthy eyes and clear vision.

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