Myopia Management in St. Louis

Myopia Management in St. Louis

Slow the Progression of Your Child's Nearsightedness

(314) 352-5367

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 Crown Vision Center - Mackenzie in St. Louis today.

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How Myopia Management Works

  • Initial consultation & follow ups

    At your initial consultation, your Crown Vision Center - Mackenzie 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.


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 St. Louis 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.


Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 30, 2024
Excellent.
- May. 29, 2024
The office was friendly and clean. They treated my eye health issue with care and empathy. I highly ... recommend this office and team. I can finally see out of my right eye after treatment and appreciate that these services are available.
- May. 13, 2024
This center has been so quick and so pleasant compared to anywhere I’ve been! I will definitely co... ntinue coming here!
- Apr. 10, 2024
Great Dr. and staff. I told them exactly what I needed and they were super helpful. I bought the fir... st pair they showed me 😁
- Feb. 19, 2024
Great service with friendly staff and quality products.
- Feb. 19, 2024
They went above and beyond to help me. I am vey thankful for their help and kindness!
- Jan. 26, 2024
Marsha and Lauren were so unbelievably helpful today! I've been a patient at this location for about... 5 years and hands down. This is the best service I've ever received! The optometrist is great, friendly, and quite approachable with questions and concerns. There is another lady whose brusque manner doesn't vibe with mine, and magically, she wasn't here today! I was able to get my exam, have a great selection of frames picked out for me, and be out the door in under 30 minutes. I can't wait to pick up my new frames! Thanks again Marsha and Lauren!
- Jan. 14, 2024
Very pleasant experience.
- Dec. 25, 2023
Dr. Alexa Kojima and her staff at Crown Vision were amazing from the moment we stepped into her busi... ness until we clarified our orders for our updated prescriptions. I had been searching for another OD since my previous one's company started over billing, incorrectly billing for covered procedures, and not being able to correct them with assistance from my insurance. It was frustrating to say the least. Dr. Kojima and Crown Vision has been a blessing. She acknowledged my distance vision improved and no longer required for driving...I stopped using my glasses due to fuzziness. The blurring vision was due to better eyesight and not decreased vision! Woohoo! My husband was checked for his cataract progress and was assured they were minor and would not require surgery any time in the near future...hereditary condition at a younger age runs in his family. He updated his readers and I updated my readers and contacts. No more dry eye and discomfort with wearing them! She listened to my concerns and found a brand version that allowed continuous moisture/breathing instead of having to use eye drops throughout the day. Thorough testing and knowledgeable staff makes Crown Vision and Dr. Alexa Karina our "go-to" OD from now onward!
- Dec. 08, 2023
Very helpful and didn't have to wait, took time to help with everything and explain everything to me... , awesome.
- Nov. 07, 2023
The service was smooth sailing. This is an organized business. They were professional and honest.
- Aug. 05, 2023
Staff were very friendly, supportive and helpful. Staff took time to answer questions and help me pi... ck out my first pair of glasses! Enjoyed my experience here and would recommend!
- Jul. 21, 2023
Outstanding experience! Everyone was very nice and wonderful to interact with. No upselling and pric... es are very reasonable. Thank you!
- Jun. 12, 2023
My first contact was with Sunny - and lives up to her name. What a ray of sunshine! Dr. Alexa was g... reat too. Best eyewear I've ever had. Love my glasses but most of all, love my Crown store! Sunny & Alexa are the Best!
- May. 06, 2023
The staff were very nice and helpful. They made sure I was happy with my glasses 🤓.
- Jan. 02, 2023
Everyone is so nice!
- Dec. 30, 2022
Everyone was so nice and welcoming. Dr. Kajima was kind and answered all of my questions. I wasn’t... pressured to buy glasses there either. I would recommend this place to anyone!
- Dec. 15, 2022
Been going here for a few years. Definitely recommend. Doctor is friendly and upbeat, staff is alway... s professional and friendly. Can't ask for more.
- Oct. 20, 2022
Staff was great. Extremely helpful and very friendly and informative. My glasses were ready for pick... up only 2 days after my exam. Definitely recommend!!!!!
- Aug. 06, 2022
Best getting glasses experience ever.

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Myopia Management in St. Louis

Our optometry practice in St. Louis

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly

Visit us today to see how we can help your child thrive!

(314) 352-5367