Myopia Management in Missouri

When you have trouble seeing, we want to have all the solutions you need, and we’re proud to provide exceptional eye care services to the communities we serve across Mid-Missouri. Nearsightedness is common, especially in children, and to help we offer myopia management — which slows nearsightedness’ progression to keep their eyesight safe for years to come.

Myopia Management examination at Missouri Eye Consultants

What is Myopia Management?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common vision condition that causes objects in the distance to look blurry. It also, unfortunately, makes everyday activities and tasks more difficult. Standard glasses and contact lenses can correct eyesight, but they don’t stop the wearer from becoming even more nearsighted over time. And concerns aren’t just about vision they’re also about overall eye health: uncontrolled myopia can lead to serious eye health complications that can permanently affect vision later in life, such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, and myopic maculopathy. That’s why it’s important to treat early!

Why Choose Myopia Management at Missouri Eye Consultants?

We’re here to take care of all your family’s eye care needs — and using state of the art technology, we can detect your child’s myopia right away during our pediatric eye exams. If your child is having trouble seeing at a distance, we’ll be honest about your options and the pros and cons of each, from standard eyewear to preventative myopia management. If we decide together that your child would benefit from myopia control, we’ll craft a personalized treatment plan to keep their nearsightedness in check!

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Dr. Jacqueline Byrd, OD

Dr. Byrd, our resident myopia management specialist at Missouri Eye Consultants, loves helping people of all ages tackle their nearsightedness head-on. She’s a compassionate provider who takes the time to explain everything that’s happening — to both parents and children — so they always know the status of their eye health. Dr. Byrd knows it’s important to connect to her patients about their needs and lifestyle: this helps her tailor their myopia control treatment especially to them. While Dr. Byrd oversees myopia managment for the practice, all our doctors are trained to provide myopia management to your child — and love working with kids!

Treatment Options for Myopia Management

We offer a variety of ways to manage myopia and will prescribe the solution that works best for your child’s eyes.

Atropine Drops

Atropine, a medication usually used to dilate the pupils, has been shown to slow the progression of myopia. For myopia control, these drops are used at very low concentrations to reduce eye elongation over time, with minimal to no side effects. These eye drops are put in nightly, and glasses are worn full time during the day.

MiSight Contact Lenses

MiSight Daily Contact lenses are the first and only FDA approved treatment to slow the progression of myopia. The myopic eye is longer than the average eye, and as your child grows taller each year, their eyeball grows longer too — resulting in a higher prescription. These contact lenses work to not only correct vision now, but also slow the growth of the eye to minimize nearsightedness.


“Absolutely the best ! on time , friendly, and very knowledgeable .”

Sara W.

I was greeted with a warm welcome. The staff was friendly and efficient. My doctor was personable and made sure all of my concerns were addressed. When I needed my glasses adjusted, the technician was knowledgeable and professional. A great experience overall.

Rebecca F.

“All the personnel there are very friendly and more than willing to take good care of you.” 

Kent H.

“Flawless experience!”

John M.

“My experience with Missouri Eye Consultants was very good. They are very professional and take care of all patients with individual care. Appreciate their attention to detail and treated me with respect and my surgery was excellent.”

Joyce B.

“Everyone was so kind and efficient. Any question I had was answered. Love my new glasses!!”

Rebecca B.

7 Convenient Locations for Myopia Management

Columbia (Keene St.)

500 N Keene St Suite 103
Columbia, MO 65201

(573) 874-2030
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Columbia on Nifong

900 W Nifong Blvd Suite 125
Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 874-2030
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202 E North St
California, MO 65018

(573) 874-2030
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101 Redtail Dr Ste. B
Ashland, MO 65010

(573) 874-2030
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Montgomery City

215 S Sturgeon St Suite A
Montgomery City, MO 63361

(573) 874-2030
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1633 S Morley St
Moberly, MO 65270

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1705 Prospect Dr,
Macon, MO 63552

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