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 love the staff, they are very nice and super helpful.” —Melinda J.
“Can’t say enough good things about Shady Grove Pharmacy. Professional, personal, and understanding services. Much, much better service than box and grocery store pharmacies. On several occasions the pharmacist has gone out of her way to track down hard to find medication for us. Support local, independent, excellent businesses like SGF.” — Chizlum M.
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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