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Myopia Control Clinic


What Is the Myopia Control Clinic?

The Myopia Control Clinic at the NECO Center for Eye Care is a evidence-based treatment program for myopia located at our Commonwealth location. As instances of myopia are on the rise, the clinic seeks to slow or even stop the progression of myopia in children by using the latest research-based treatments for controlling myopia. Our doctors seek to slow the progression of myopia in children by using the latest research-based treatments for controlling myopia.

The Myopia Control Clinic offers four evidence-based treatments shown to be effective for many children that have been developed in the last decade. Our doctors have academic appointments at New England College of Optometry and research backgrounds. They will perform advanced testing to determine the best treatment method for each child and work with families to customize a treatment plan for their child.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled by contacting our clinical coordinator Barbara Gamble at 617-262-2020 (press option 6 when message starts) or by emailing   Evening appointments available.

Who Is a Prospective Myopia Control Patient?

The Myopia Control Clinic might be right for children and young adults with one or more of the following criteria:

  • Two myopic parents
  • Refractive error of either low hyperopia or low myopia
  • Limited time spent outside
  • Excessive near work

Infographic about myopiaWhat Treatment Options Does the Myopia Control Clinic Offer?

The NECO Myopia Control Clinic provides new treatments based on the latest research that not only help improve vision but control the myopia by affecting the eye growth underlying myopia. In the last decade, four promising treatments have been shown to be effective for some children:  orthokeratology (OrthoK) contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, bifocal eyeglasses or PALS, and low dose atropine eye drops. Learn more about specific myopia treatment options.  Learn more about specific Treatment Options.  

Where Is the NECO Myopia Control Clinic Located?

The NECO Myopia Control Clinic is conveniently located at the NECO Center for Eye Care, 930 Commonwealth Avenue West, Boston, MA 02215 near Boston University. The clinic is located in new facilities that have advanced instrumentation and procedures for a thorough eye examination. Get Directions to NECO Center for Eye Care Commonwealth. ​

Myopia Control Clinic Advisory Board

  • Vicki Chen, MD
  • Jane Gwiazda, PhD
  • Debora Nickla, PhD
  • Frances Rucker, Dip Opt Optics, MSc, PhD, MCOptom
  • Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, PhD


Anita Gulmiri Anita Gulmiri, OD, FAAO
Attending Optometrist

Fuensanta Vera-Diaz Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, PhD, FAAO
Attending Optometrist

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