Myopia is a condition that occurs when the eye is longer that it should be, resulting in blurry distance vision. It can get progressively worse over time and if left untreated can result in eye health complications later in life, such as retinal detachments and myopic maculopathy.
Myopic affects more than 40% of Americans and is now considered a growing global epidemic, with statistics showing the condition increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-aged children. This is why annual comprehensive eye exams are so critical, especially for this age group.
Luckily, if your child is diagnosed with myopia, there are ways to slow down the progression of this condition.
Our office offers three methods of myopia control:
1. Brilliant Futures MiSight Daily Disposable Contact Lenses: an FDA-approved product proven to slow the progression of myopia in children 8-12 at the initiation of treatment
2. Low-Dose Atropine Eye Drops
3. Ortho-Keratology: A hard contact lens worn at night during sleep that temporarily reshapes the eye so that the patient does not need to wear glasses the next day. Its greatest benefit, though, is that studies have shown that this type of contact lens modality can slow down myopia progression
Please call our office if you would like to schedule a consultation for these services.