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Myopia Control Clinic

UCSF's pediatric Myopia Control Clinic provides expert care for children who are nearsighted. In this common vision problem, also called myopia, light doesn't focus correctly on the eye's retina, making close objects look clear while faraway objects look blurry. Our team of optometrists, ophthalmologists and technicians aims to prevent or slow the progression of your child's myopia through collaborative care based on the best and most current research.

Treatments for your child's myopia may include glasses, multifocal contact lenses (FDA-approved MiSight lenses) or an eye-drop regimen using low-dose atropine (a prescription medication). We may additionally recommend behavior modifications as part of your child's treatment plan. We also partner with the University of California, Berkeley Myopia Control Clinic to provide orthokeratology, a nonsurgical method of reshaping the cornea to improve vision.

If your child has seen an eye care provider within the previous six months, you have the option of making a virtual appointment. Otherwise, you'll need to schedule an in-person appointment. Come prepared for your visit with a history of prescriptions for your child's glasses.

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    What to Bring

    • History of prescriptions for your child's glasses
    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • Be prepared to discuss your child’s typical hobbies and activities
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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