Myopia Control in Washington D.C., Chevy Chase, MD, & Arlington, VA

At Washington Eye Doctors, our team of skilled and compassionate doctors have myopia management programs to protect your child’s eyes for years to come, so they can love what they see.

Myopia Management & Control at Washington Eye Doctors

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error of the eyes which results in a misshapen cornea that affects the ability to see far-away objects with clarity. Myopia is often diagnosed in children through comprehensive eye exams, which we perform at our offices. While eyeglasses can correct vision, they do not solve the root of the problem or slow its progression.

With our myopia management program, we’re able to improve the quality of life of your child for years to come, as well as take preventative care against the risk of eye diseases associated with myopia in the future. The initial program typically runs over a 24-month period, where we regularly evaluate their progress to ensure optimal outcomes. We also offer in-house financing options: this program is important, and we want it to be as accessible as possible!

What is Myopia Management?

The methods and techniques vary, but ultimately all forms of myopia management work to correct the cornea’s shape to provide better clarity. Because these programs are best utilized when the eye is still growing, children diagnosed with myopia benefit from them the most.

Some symptoms your child may display that indicate myopia include:

  • Squinting
  • Lack of interest in sports and other activities involving near vision
  • Headaches
  • Rubbing their eyes

With an effective myopia management program, some of the benefits include:

  • Increased quality of life, especially as it relates to school
  • Lower risk of eye diseases later in life
  • Lessened reliance upon glasses and contact lenses
  • Corrected vision without additional eyewear
Kid putting on contacts

Why Choose Washington Eye Doctors for 
Myopia Management?

At Washington Eye Doctors, we have comprehensive programs for myopia control, and as an entirely independent practice, we aren’t limited by corporate red tape when it comes to patient care. Our team loves working with children and will ensure their entire experience is as comfortable as possible. We’ll get to know your child, customize a program specifically for them, and then monitor their eyes as they get older so we can correct any issues along the way and ensure their myopia is kept at bay!

Little girl getting pediatric eye exam from Washington Eye Doctors

Family Friendly Location

Our family friendly Chevy Chase, M.D., practice is an inviting environment for patients of all ages. We’ve made sure this location is easy to get to with enough parking to accommodate all our patients — even on the busiest days! At Washington Eye Doctors, our entire staff is committed to making your eye care experience both convenient and fulfilling and are proud to reach even more families in this suburban locale.

Treatment Options to Slow the Progression of Myopia

We have a wide range of effective solutions and treatment options with our myopia management programs, and all are completely customizable to ensure your family can love what they see!

Kid putting on multifocal contacts

Multifocal Contacts

Multifocal contact lenses are commonly prescribed to older patients, but they’re effective in controlling myopia in children as well. Not only do they allow your child to see clearly, they also simultaneously work to slow the progression of myopia. With multifocal contacts, your child will receive contact lenses with two prescription powers that make it easier for the eye to focus, preventing the corneal-lengthening strain that causes the progression of myopia.

Kid smiling with OrthoK


Ortho-K lenses are worn overnight and gently reshape the eye’s cornea while your child sleeps. With consistent use over time, Ortho-K causes the eyeball to maintain its corrected shape for longer, slowing the progression of myopia. These lenses are effective for a variety of patient cases, and depending upon the level of myopia and length of use, they can help reduce your child’s reliance on eyeglasses.

Child applying atropine eye drops at Washington Eye Doctors

Atropine Eye Drops

Atropine eye drops are commonly used to dilate the eye, reduce eye strain, and alleviate what is known as “focus fatigue.” These drops relax your child’s eyes, so they don’t have to work as hard to focus. Our team at Washington Eye Doctors have the experience and knowledge to accurately identify the correct dosage and type of drops for your child to give them the most effective treatment.

Convenient Eye Care Close to You

Our Chevy Chase office allows us to bring our exceptional eye care to the D.C. suburbs. We’re here to help the people of Bethesda, North Bethesda, Potomac, Somerset, Friendship Heights, Friendship Village, Westgate, Glen Echo, Wood Acres, Kensington, Takoma Park, Cabin John, Adelphi, and Silver Spring love what they see with incredible vision services and customized eyewear.

Our Patients Trust Us &
Love What They See
Based on 119 reviews
Joseph Atchulo
Joseph Atchulo
January 27, 2022.
The best Eye Care Center in Washington DC. Visit them for an awesome experience.
Jim Liu
Jim Liu
November 30, 2021.
I visited Washington Eye Doctors for my dry eyes. Dr. Rosenblatt is awesome, he is very respectful and professional. Zero pressure when you talk to him. After the treatments, I feel absolutely better. Eye dryness is painful, and someone says it's more like a disability than a disorder. I can't agree more. Before I get the treatments, I can't even sit down and type these words for like 15 mins. Now I am not 100% recovered but at least I could work and study like a normal person. I am still using prescribed medications and I am confident that this problem is treatable. If you have dry eyes, try to contact Dr. Roosenblatt is the best advice I could give.
Randy Capps
Randy Capps
July 19, 2021.
I have been with Washington Eye Doctors for 50 years since the Katz/Kanstroom days. They guided me through bifocals as a kid, contacts as an adolescent and Lasik as an adult. 25 years after Lasik I still have near perfect vision. I just went back for night driving glasses. Always quick, efficient and thorough consistently over the decades.
Mary Virginia Spencer
Mary Virginia Spencer
May 14, 2021.
I had the best experience here! In a crunch, they were more than happy to help me get new contacts and were incredibly helpful and kind. Definitely will be going back!!
Stephanie Aylward
Stephanie Aylward
April 30, 2021.
A group of kind, friendly human beings. I was visiting Washington, D.C. from out of town, ran into a bind, and this practice was able to help me so that I could drive back home. I am so thankful for their help.
Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
April 29, 2021.
The absolute best choice for dry eye! I had been suffering for years, and now my eyes are drastically better after only three months of proper treatment. Dr. Abraham is excellent. He explains things very clearly and listens to concerns with compassion. I really appreciate his help and cannot recommend Washington Eye Doctors highly enough, especially for dry eye patients.
Karen Moe
Karen Moe
June 26, 2020.
Dr Rosenblatt has been my eye doctor for many years and worked with me to get my proper correction for nearsightedness. My extra-sensitive system was previously over-corrected and his prescriptions enabled my vision to be more relaxed and stabilize. The glasses are high quality and good fit. I’m especially fond of the nearly weightless frames and lenses.

Visit Our Myopia Management Centers at Washington Eye Doctors

Whether you’re stopping by our downtown Washington, D.C. office on your lunch break or bringing your kids to our suburban locations in Chevy Chase, MD, and Arlington, VA, Washington Eye Doctors is here to be your guide to healthy eyes and clear vision. If you’re seeking myopia control for your little one, looking to browse our selection of customized, curated eyewear, or stopping in for a check-up, we’re always here for your family’s eye care needs.