Myopia Management in Austin

Myopia Management in Austin

Slow the Progression of Your Child's Nearsightedness

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Is your child's prescription frequently changing?

Myopia is so much more than an inconvenience.

Studies show that children with myopia increase their risk of developing potentially sight-threatening eye conditions later in life. 

Our dedicated and highly skilled eye doctors offer solutions to stop or slow your child's myopia progression. 

Offer your child a brighter future by contacting us at Far West Optical in Austin today.

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Offer your child a safe and effective way to preserve their vision

Myopia Management in Austin

Our optometry practice in Austin

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross

How Myopia Management Works

  • Initial consultation & follow ups

    At your initial consultation, your Far West Optical eye doctor will determine the optimal myopia treatment and will schedule follow up meetings to ensure myopia progression has slowed down.

  • Customized treatment plan

    Our practice uses advanced equipment to develop a personalized treatment plan for your child.

  • Advanced treatment methods

    Non-invasive myopia treatments include customized contact lenses and/or special prescription eye drops.

  • Change in myopia progression

    Data shows a 78% decrease in the progression of their myopia vs. no treatment.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 12, 2024
Dr. Gasser is friendly and efficient. Thanks!
- Jan. 14, 2024
Dr. Haselhorst talked me through the entire appointment about what he was doing and provided me with... extra contacts and solution. Ms. Karla Morse is an amazing practice manager. She price matched my contacts and helped me find new glasses.
- Nov. 16, 2023
The staff is lovely. Dr. Gasser was thorough and explained everything as we went
- Nov. 07, 2023
Great doctor and team! They also had a great selection of frames to choose from. I love to have su... ch a professional office in our neighborhood.
- Oct. 11, 2023
I was travelling through Austin and a screw fell out of my prescription sunglasses causing the lens ... to fall out. The very kind and helpful ladies at the front desk were able to do a quick repair and get me back on the road. Small thing, but much appreciated!
- Sep. 07, 2023
Super friendly staff, especially the receptionists! They do great work.
- Jul. 12, 2023
Staff is amazing.. I would highly recommend and will be going back.
- Jul. 02, 2023
Friendly and thorough staff with minimal wait time.
- Jun. 15, 2023
Could not recommend this wonderful group of people more! We had an emergency where a family member w... as in a ton of pain and needed to be seen asap. The team understood the urgency, treated my family with grace and warmth and made sure we got the care we needed. Not just the Doctor, everyone from the staff checking us in to the gentleman who brought us to the room, and everyone in between was so kind and helpful.
- Jun. 02, 2023
Thorough, Professional, courteous, and timely. Recommend!
- May. 22, 2023
Very friendly and staff is very knowledgeable on what insurance covers.
- May. 15, 2023
Best fits in town for wonderful glasses!
- Apr. 21, 2023
The staff is so friendly and helpful. Dr Tam was great. He made my first visit without Dr Coldiron g... reat! The optician and front desk staff always go above and beyond to make sure your visit is easy!
- Apr. 21, 2023
My wife and I have been seeing Dr Coldiron since 2014 or earlier. We have enjoyed her services and w... ill miss her tremendously. Elijah who does the pre-check is a wonderful breath of fresh air. Do not lose him. The office ladies in the front we're super helpful. Now we have to make a decision to as to who we use as a doctor now. We don't know the other doctors there we will definitely talk to Dr Coldiron
- Mar. 26, 2023
I had a great optometrist and eye exam. Very professional, excellent doctor, not rushed and nice st... aff, too.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Been going here for over 25 years - fantastic doctors and staff!
- Mar. 10, 2023
Very fast and kind people ! Nice selection of frames too. Very open to questions.
- Jan. 25, 2023
This place has excellent customer service and they are very nice. They took very good care of me. Th... anks
- Dec. 22, 2022
The best 👍👍
- Nov. 18, 2022
Dr. Coldiron takes the time to review test results very thoroughly. I will miss her when she retire... s!

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Myopia Management FAQs

What is myopia management?

Myopia management uses certain treatments and technologies to slow or even halt your child's myopia progression. Our myopia control program in Austin is unique as we have the latest technology and experience to ensure your child's vision remains stable and healthy for years to come.

Is myopia management necessary?

Myopia is more than just poor vision. Childhood myopia raises the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Speak to your eye doctor about the best ways to minimize your child’s risk.

At what age does myopia (nearsightedness) usually start?

Myopia can begin as early as 6 and will usually progress until roughly age 20. The longer it progresses, and the higher the prescription, the greater your child’s risk of sight-threatening eye conditions later in life.

When should my child start myopia management?

For optimal results, myopia management should be started as soon as possible. That said, myopia control can help children and teens of all ages.


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