What is Myopia?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is one of the most common eye disorders in the world. Some children who develop myopia will have continual worsening of their glasses prescription throughout their school years. Moderate to high myopia is associated with long-term risks of glaucoma, retinal detachment, and myopic maculopathy. We offer different myopia control programs to best suit your child to slow down their prescription progression.
Myopia Control Program Options
Corneal Refractive Therapy/Orthokeratology Contact Lenses
CRT/OrthoK contact lenses are worn overnight to reshape the cornea and are removed in the morning. This corneal reshaping allows your child to see clearly during the day without the use of daytime contact lenses or glasses. The reshaping also provides a myopia control effect to reduce prescription progression.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses are worn during the day to provide clear vision. These contact lenses have different powers in different zones of the lenses, which work to reduce prescription progression.
Atropine Eye Drops
Low dose atropine eye drops are used nightly to slow down prescription progression. Your child will still need to wear their glasses or contact lenses to see clearly during the day.
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