Treatment Options for Myopia (Nearsightedness) For Children

LASIK & Cataract Surgeons serving Gurnee, River Forest & Chicago

Recently we have begun to offer treatment for myopia in children. The use of low concentration atropine eye drops in growing children ages 5 to 18 while not reversing myopia can slow the rate of change and ultimately the final degree of change.  The use of low dose Atropine drops should only be initiated in highly motivated families.  It requires one eyedrop at bedtime each day for at least two years up to 15 years. 

The starting concentration of Atropine is .01%.  This is usually very well tolerated, though Blue eyes might show subtle dilation of the pupils.   If rapid progression is noted the percentage can be increased to .03% or .05%.  Follow up visits are required at 6 months intervals to evaluate effectiveness. 

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To order a prescription please email us at:  [email protected]
We will send the prescription to Mark Drugs 
Atropine .01 % 5 ML Bottle (1-month supply) 
1 Bottle = $ 65.00
2 Bottles = $85.00 
3 Bottles = $ 105.00