Treatment Options for Myopia

Treatments available for myopia include spectacle lenses, contact lenses, pharmaceutical agents such as atropine and pirenzepine, and refractive surgery. It should be understood however that these options do not slow down the growth or retard the physiological changes associated with excessive axial elongation. Most therapies for myopia have small treatment benefits that last for a short period of time or have significant side effects. It may be recommended by your doctors to use possible solutions and switch from one treatment to another when the first one no longer slows myopia progression.