Vision Therapy in Osage Beach

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 Family Eyecare - Osage Beach, 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 Family Eyecare - Osage Beach 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 Osage Beach

Our optometry practice in Osage Beach

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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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- May. 26, 2024
Dr. Dettmer was amazing with my son and has a soft-spoken way of working with children.
- May. 19, 2024
Great Service
- Apr. 27, 2024
Great services
- Apr. 26, 2024
Dr. Dettmer is an experienced, knowledgeable, and caring doctor. I trust him with my eye care. I wou... ld confidently recommend him to anyone.
- Mar. 23, 2024
They squeezed me in for an emergency appointment with a piece of metal in my eye. Great service! Wou... ld highly recommend!
- Mar. 18, 2024
The Staff here are very professional and always very Helpful. The quality of everything received is ... top notch!!
- Mar. 11, 2024
Dr. Dettmer has always been understanding and aware of my vision needs. I feel like I am a partner i... n my vision care. Following surgery with Dr. Luke Lenci (Missouri Eye Institute) I now finally have matching IOL's (near) after struggling for 1 1/2 years with a monovision experience, that never worked. Dr. Dettmer has been instrumental in giving me my life back. I am forever thankful!
- Mar. 05, 2024
Excellent service from everyone!!
- Mar. 01, 2024
Love the staff!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Excellent professional care by Dr. Dettmer and his staff. We’ve been patients for over 25 years.
- Feb. 23, 2024
I you want an optometrist I recommend Dr. Dettmer and his staff. Very accommodating and friendly.
- Feb. 03, 2024
thorough, truthful and an overall super experience.
- Jan. 26, 2024
In my opinion This is the best place to go for glasses at the lake... friendly and caring staff with... reasonable prices... I love them 🙂
- Jan. 19, 2024
Caring, competent, professional people who truly listen to their clients. Absolutely a superb office... .
- Jan. 19, 2024
Friendly staff, very happy with the care I received there
- Jan. 16, 2024
Dr.Dettmer is an excellent provider of eye care who takes the time to thoroughly explain your condit... ion and options for treatment.
- Dec. 15, 2023
I'm new to getting my eyes checked and getting glasses and I felt like every last staff member was p... atient and kind with me! I love my new glasses and felt really heard as I discussed my needs.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Their professional staff was courteous, providing information about care needs but not pushing for '... the sale'. I appreciate that!
- Dec. 04, 2023
Extremely pleased with the level of customer service and attention to details about mine and my daug... hters needs. Full transparency about what would be best but ultimately the choice was left to me. I wish I would’ve found Dr. Dettmer sooner!!
- Oct. 30, 2023
Outstanding care at every level.

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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 Family Eyecare - Osage Beach  today and discover how these myopia management treatments can benefit your child's future.

(573) 552-8569