Vision Therapy in Boerne

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 Boerne

Our optometry practice in Boerne

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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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- Aug. 19, 2023
My family has been seeing Dr Arrieta for more than 16 years. He and the Staff are incredible! Always... plenty of time to answer questions and explain how things work. He prides himself on always having the latest technology and pairs that with an incredible amount of knowledge! I recommend him without hesitation and with great admiration!
- Sep. 21, 2022
We have been coming here for almost 20 years. They are fantastic and have a wonderful selection of g... lasses and sunglasses. Family atmosphere.
- Apr. 01, 2022
We have been visiting this location for years and have been happy with the Dr's and staff.
- Oct. 29, 2021
Friendly staff and was seen at my scheduled time. Dr was able to answer all questions and provide v... aluable information. Never felt rushed..excellent care
- Aug. 30, 2021
I have been going to Vision Source for 4-5 years if not more. They are always very nice and helpful.... The doctors are full of information and take time to answer questions and have conversations with you.
- Aug. 27, 2021
Great service from a wonderful staff!
- Aug. 27, 2021
Everyone here is really friendly and informative. I’ve only been going to this vision source for a... bout a year, but every time I’m there I have a great experience!
- Aug. 19, 2021
Love the eye care I receive from Dr Arrieta and his staff is always professional and friendly.
- Aug. 03, 2021
Friendly people that work there, would definitely recommend
- Aug. 03, 2021
Outstanding service and thorough eye exam
- Jul. 31, 2021
Dr. Nguyen was very personable and made sure to understand how I work to ensure that she gave the ri... ght prescription. Highly recommend.
- Jul. 29, 2021
Very happy with the service overall. Friendly staff, great doctor who listens and is also informativ... e. Also found they had a good selection of frames at reasonable prices.
- Jul. 21, 2021
Very thorough, professional exam and extremely helpful with eyeglasses..not only with selection and ... fitting but also regarding warranty repairs and scratch replacement.
- Jul. 21, 2021
Don’t hesitate to come here for your vision needs. Every visit has been wonderful and I have alway... s felt like I’m the only patient they have to deal with all day. I never feel rushed and the doctors take the time to answer all questions.
- Jul. 19, 2021
Very polite, answered all my questions. My first time there and if I need further care I will ret... urn
- Jul. 07, 2021
Amazing office everyone was very nice. I didn’t wait at all the providers have been very knowledge... able and super friendly. They explain everything so you understand and don’t get confused during your visit.
- Jun. 16, 2021
Vision Source in Boerne is the best! Employees are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Dr. Ngu... yen is amazing! She is very thorough and takes her time with each examination and follows up, when needed. She really cares about her patients as individuals. I would definitely recommend Vision Source!
- Jun. 05, 2021
Today was my first visit at Boerne Vision Source and I am so pleased! I’ve been a contact lens wea... rer for many years. Our insurance recently changed so I had to switch providers. I was not looking forward to a new doctor but I am THRILLED with my visit. I received a much more thorough exam than I had in years. I highly recommend Boerne Vision Source!
- Jun. 04, 2021
Vision Source has always been a great office to work with. The office is always super clean and the ... support staff is always cordial and welcoming. Dr. Arrieta has taken great care of me and my needs every time I come in. I always like to support local businesses that do a great job and you’ll be glad you chose these guys.
- May. 27, 2021
Very well run office and we have gone to Dr. Nguyen for years. She is excellent and worth the lengt... hy drive we now take to keep her as our eye doc.

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Hill Country Vision Center - Boerne: 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 Hill Country Vision Center - Boerne, 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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