Shady Grove Pharmacy compounds 100% of our atropine eye drop prescriptions in our on-site, sterile cleanroom. Unlike other pharmacies where compounding technicians make your drops, ours are prepared by a licensed compounding pharmacist.
As an independently-owned pharmacy that has been in operation for almost a decade, you can feel good about leaving the health and wellness of your loved ones in the hands of Shady Grove Pharmacy. Whether filling a prescription, creating a custom compound, answering a medication management question, or providing the medical supplies you need, we take a friendly, holistic approach to helping you and your family feel better and live well.
“I have used many-a-pharmacy over the years, and this one has absolutely blown me away. I didn’t know that customer service still existed in this country! Fast, friendly, personal, and completely reliable. They even delivered a medication to my home one time when I was sick and couldn’t get to my office where they normally delivered. I couldn’t rave more about Shady Grove Pharmacy!” —Anon
“Support your independent pharmacy! Excellent and friendly customer service – everybody knew me by name by my fourth visit. They take the time to answer my questions. And the prices are as low as any of the big, unfriendly chain pharmacies.” —Jerry J.
Atropine drops are a safe and effective way to treat childhood nearsightedness.
In a five-year cynical trial, 0.01% atropine drops, the same medication used to safely treat lazy eye for decades, were shown to slow down the progression of myopia in children up to 50 percent with almost no side effects. These findings offer hope, especially for the parents whose children frequently require costly new prescription glasses due to rapid changes in the eyes throughout childhood. Even more, though corrective lenses can be a short-term solution to nearsightedness, they do not prevent the advancement of severe nearsightedness in later life, which is linked to increased risk of serious eye complications including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and premature cataracts. By offering a better way to manage myopia early in life, the hope is that 0.01% atropine drops will not only offer relief to those suffering from myopia currently, but also reduce the number of people who develop these complications with age.
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