Myopia Control Treatment Options (Nearsightedness)
Myopia, aka Nearsightedness, is not some unfamiliar rare condition
When was the last time you looked around and took note of how many people are wearing glasses? If you yourself don’t wear glasses, I am sure you know someone who does. Did you know that nearsightedness (Myopia) is the most common reason why people wear corrective glasses? But being nearsighted is a lot more than blurry vision and the need for glasses. Having myopia puts you at a much higher risk for many medical eye conditions such as retinal detachments, cataracts, glaucoma, and myopic retinopathy, which often can be devastating and lead to blindness in the eyes.
Protecting Your Children’s Eyes With Myopia Control
So, the next time you take your kids for their annual eye exams, make sure to inquire about myopia control. Take the proactive approach of ensuring healthy eyes for their future. After all, our whole world is what we see, and only through maintaining healthy eyes, will we be able to enjoy all the beautiful things in life.
Myopia Control Treatment Options
- Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Contact Lenses: Children wear specially designed contact lenses at night. The lenses are removed in the morning and no correction is needed during the day
- Multizone Soft Contact Lenses: Children wear specially designed multizone soft contact lenses during the day. Some of these lenses (MiSight®) are FDA-approved specifically to control myopia (nearsightedness).
- Low Dose Atropine Eye Drops: Children receive daily eye drops with a low concentration of atropine and wear regular eyeglasses during the day.
- Specially designed eyeglasses: Children wear special bifocal or progressive addition lenses (PALs) during the day. Other novel designs of spectacle lenses are being developed and will be available very soon.