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Early Control of Myopia Matters

Myopia in Children Means More than Needing Glasses

Myopia significantly increases the long-term risk of SERIOUS vision conditions. Ask your Rockville Centre optometrist about options.

Slow the Progression of Your Child's Myopia

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Why should you choose Dr. Galan for your Myopia Control Treatment?

Dr. Galan from Diamond Vision in Rockville Centre, is widely recognized in Nassau County as the local authority on controlling the progression of myopia. Using the latest treatment and technologies, called Orthokeratology, Dr. Galan has been ensuring clearer future vision for myopia patients.

What is Myopia?

Myopia or as it is commonly known, “shortsighted” or “nearsighted” is a condition that develops and continues to worsen during school years. Not that long ago, this condition was addressed only with corrective lenses. However, there are long term risks associated with Myopia, particularly if it began early and progresses quickly. These risks include serious eye diseases and conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and even retinal detachment.

Ortho K Treatment for Myopia

Treatments such as “ortho-k” ― orthokeratology, also known as GVSS contacts ― is an effective and safe way to simultaneously correct vision problems while slowing down and even halting the progression of myopia during the crucial child and teen years.

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Methods Of Myopia Control

Ortho K

Ortho K contact lenses are custom made contacts that are worn while you sleep and gently shape the eye leaving you with great vision without the aid of glasses or contacts. Ortho K is also known as GVSS or Orthokeratology and is considered the best choice for children with Myopia to reduce their risk of eye diseases as they age. Kids are particularly fond of Ortho K because they are able to be glasses/contacts free during the day which improves self esteem, vision, and reduces the risk of eye injuries.

Soft Multifocal Contacts

Soft multifocal contact lenses are becoming more and more sought after as a method of myopia control. Studies show that multi focal contacts are very effective at reducing the progression of myopia (commonly known as nearsighted or shortsighted). Contact lenses provide a great solution for ensuring your child is safe when playing sports, and studies show that children who wear contact lenses have a higher self esteem, and are accepted by their peers more than those that wear glasses. Because contacts are on the eye they provide better periphery vision than glasses.

Ortho K For Myopia Control
Multifocal Contacts For Myopia Control

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About Us

Dr. Shane Galan has been in practice for 20 years. As a result of being one of the premier contact lens specialists in Rockville Centre, Dr. Galan has access and experience with contact lenses that other eye doctors do not currently utilize.

Our practice boasts amazing reviews with 122 5 star reviews on Google!

We diagnose and treat the following eye diseases and conditions:

Astigmatism, Color Vision Deficiency, Cataracts, Contact Lens, Diabetic Care, Dry Eye, Eyeglasses, Glaucoma Care, Lasik, Macular Degeneration, Myopia Control, Presbyopia 

Insurance Accepted

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Because Diamond Vision provides both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs. Here are just some of the plans that we accept:

Medical Plans We Carry:

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  • aetna 20small
  • blue 20cross 20small
  • cigna
  • eyemed
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  • united 20healthcare
  • PHCS
  • empire
  • hip
  • gaurdian
  • oxford
  • multiplan
  • theempireplan
  • horizon
Aetna, BlueCross/ BlueShield, Cigna, Emblem Health, Empire, EyeMed Vision Care, Guardian, Health Net, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Medicare, MultiPlan, PHCS, The Empire Plan, United, Healthcare, United Healthcare - Oxford

Vision Plans We Carry:

  • VSP 20Network 20Doctor
  • EyeMed
  • uft

VSP, EyeMed Vision Care, UFT.

Check with our staff if you have other types of coverage.

About Our Eye Doctor

Shane M. Galan, OD

Dr Shane Galan was born and raised in Rockaway Beach and Oceanside NY.  He graduated SUNY Albany in 1991 and The New England College of Optometry in 1996.  In 1997, Dr Galan completed his residency at the Northport VA Hospital and has has owned Diamond Vision  since 2000.  Dr Galan is married...

Directions to Diamond Vision in Rockville Centre

84 N Park Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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We will be open the first and third Saturday of every month  8-2 and closed the second and fourth Saturday of every month.

  • Myopia control treatments may deal with induction of structural changes in the eye and altering its focus to relieve focusing fatigue, which is one of the main causes of the progression of myopia.
  • "Ortho-k," is the process of reshaping the eye with specially-designed rigid gas permeable contact lenses. The goal of ortho-k is to flatten the front surface of the eye and thereby correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism.
  • We've seen excellent results with Ortho-K and have patients who are very happy with the benefits this specialty eye care service offers. Read more here.
  • An epidemic has descended upon the world's children. Since 1970, nearsightedness has doubled in America and Europe.  By 2050, half the world's population- 5 billion people- will be myopic. Read more here.
  • Check out these videos about myopia control and Ortho-K, including features with Barbara Walters and Peter Jennings.
  • Non surgical vision correction for adults and children using Ortho K corneal shaping night-time contact lenses.
  • Orthokeratology contact lenses reshapes the cornea while the patient sleeps. The contact lenses apply a gentle amount of pressure that reshapes the cornea surface.
  • Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, is a special non-surgical vision correction procedure involving special gas permeable contact lenses that are worn each night while you sleep, to gently reshape your cornea and correct your vision.
  • Multifocal Contact Lenses are a great choice for children with Myopia. When used to reduce the progression of Myopia, multifocal contacts significantly reduce your childs risk of vision loss later in life.