Myopia services offered in Brooklyn and Flushing (Entrance on 37th Ave) , NY


If you or your child experience myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, see the specialist at NY Partners Ophthalmology in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, in New York City, for vision correction. Sophia Siu, MD, and the exceptional team offer an array of effective myopia treatments to help you and your family see clearly. Call the office to get started, or schedule an appointment online today.

Myopia Q&A

What is myopia?

Myopia, also called nearsightedness, is a problem that affects your vision. It causes objects near you to appear clear, while objects in the distance look blurry. Myopia is a common condition in adults and children, but it’s easily treatable with contact lenses, glasses, or surgery. The NY Partners Ophthalmology specialists customize each vision correction treatment. 

Early detection and treatment can reduce the severity of myopia during childhood into adulthood.

What are the risk factors for myopia?

While any child or adult can develop myopia, its common risk factors include:

  • Elongated eyeball
  • Cornea or lens that’s too curved
  • Family history of myopia
  • Reading or screen time for long periods
  • Not taking frequent breaks during near-vision activities
  • Lack of outdoor activities

Adopting healthy habits and having a good balance of outdoor, active, and focused activities may reduce the risk of myopia, but you can’t prevent it if you or your child has risk factors.

How is myopia diagnosed?

To diagnose myopia and determine the most appropriate treatment, the NY Partners Ophthalmology team reviews your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle habits, and eye health history.

They complete a comprehensive eye exam.

You might also need diagnostic testing, including eye pressure tests or imaging procedures to detect or rule out additional eye-health issues. 

How is myopia treated?

The myopia treatment that’s best for you or your child depends on your lifestyle, age, severity of vision problems, and your treatment preferences. 

NY Partners Ophthalmology offers:

Lose dose atropine eye drops

FDA-approved atropine eye drops minimize myopia progression in children with mild to moderate myopia. They can apply drops at night before sleeping.

Contact lenses

NY Partners Ophthalmology provides numerous specialty contact lenses that correct myopia. 

MiSight® soft contact lenses reduce myopia progression and correct vision in children who are 8-12 years old during treatment initiation. They can wear each set of contacts for a day and discard them after each use. 


Eyeglasses can also correct vision irregularities caused by nearsightedness. 

LASIK procedures

LASIK treatment uses cutting-edge laser technology to alter the shape of your cornea, improving vision without contact lenses or eyeglasses.


An implantable collamer lens can be placed in your eye to correct myopia and astigmatism.

Call the NY Partners Ophthalmology office to schedule myopia treatment, or use the online booking tab today.