Our clinic offers a host of options to slow down myopia progression. Schedule a consult today!
Is your child's eyeglasses prescription getting stronger?
Myopia, also known as near-sightedness, is where you can see objects up close, however, things far away are blurry. When light enters the eyes, it focuses in front of the retina instead of focusing on the retina. Glasses are needed to gain clear vision. Our clinic offers personalized care plans for your child to slow down the changing eyeglasses prescription.
Risk Factors for Myopia Progression
Younger children with myopia are usually fast progressors.
Children with myopic parents have faster myopia progression.
Prolonged near work has been linked with myopia progression.
Asian ethnicity has reported with faster myopia progression.
Muscle alignment and focusing issues have been linked with myopia progression.
Are you worried about your child's increasing eyeglasses prescription?
We are here to help! Please call us today to schedule a myopia control appointment and learn more about each therapy.
Myopia Control Therapies
Low concentration atropine can help slow down changes in eyeball length and myopia progression.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
They are uniquely designed multifocal contact lenses that can help slow down myopia progression. It is one of the FDA approved modalities for myopia control.
These are overnight rigid gas permeable contact lenses that gently reshape your cornea while providing myopia control. When you remove lenses the next morning, you do not need any glasses or vision correction for the rest of the day!
Myopia Control Glasses
Hesitant about drops and contact lenses? These lenses might be a great option for your child! These are different than the traditional glasses you wear. They have unique optics that allow for myopia control therapy.
Increasing myopia results in changing length of the eyeball. It is important to track changes in the length of eyeball as it determines how aggressive the therapy should be for maximal benefit.
It is important to compare how eyeglasses prescription and length of the eyeball changes as therapy is initiated to determine the need for modification.
Has your child been diagnosed with myopia?
Do not wait! Book your myopia control consult today to learn more about the therapies.
Frequently Asked Questions
These lenses have unique multifocal optics that creates a peripheral defocus and allows for slowing down myopia progression.
These are overnight lenses that gently reshape the first part of your eyes. In the morning, after lens removal you do not need to wear glasses. These lenses create a peripheral defocus that helps with myopia control.
These lenses are safe as long as proper care and hygiene is maintained. The rate of infection is similar to soft contact lenses that are worn during the day.
If you are experiencing red eyes, pain, or vision loss after lens wear, contact your local eye care provider immediately.
Yes, there is robust research that supports the use of myopia control glasses. If your child is not a good candidate for drops, check with your eye care provider about theses glasses.