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myopia control

Myopia, also known as "nearsightedness," is when the eye grows and becomes too long. This can greatly increase the risk of eye conditions. In the past, a prescription was simply increased every 6-12 months to keep up with theses changes, but now there's a way to slow the change.  Carbon Valley Eye Care now offers Myopia care for your children!

  • Historically, 30% of the population was myopic. This percentage is expected to hit 50% by 2040.

  • The severity of myopia is increasing in younger populations. 

  • For every four steps of myopia, a patient has a 20% increased risk for glaucoma and a 40% increased risk for macular disease as they get older.

the solution

Fortunately, recent research has uncovered 3 techniques to slow the progression of myopia. 

Our eye doctors can develop a personalized treatment plan for your child. Our non-invasive treatments include customized contact lenses and special prescription eye drops. Our office was the first in Northern Colorado to become certified to fit Coopervison MiSight contact lenses, the first FDA approved treatment to slow or stop myopia progression. At your consultation, your Carbon Valley Eye Care doctors will work with you to determine the best treatment approach for your child.

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Specialty Soft Contact Lenses

This is a great option for patients already in contacts. There are both monthly and daily disposable options. 

 

MiSight™ is a daily disposable contact lens FDA approved for treatment for progressive myopia. Our doctors are MiSight™ certified. MiSight® 1 day with ActivControl™ Technology helps slow the elongation of the eye and myopia progression, while fully correcting refractive error.1 Addressing axial elongation helps to reduce the risk of myopia-related vision complications later in life, including irreversible vision loss.2

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Low-dose Atropine Eye Drops

Is your child too young or not interested in contact lenses? Another option is an eye drop put in once a day. 

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Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)

Orthokeratology, or orthoK, consists of wearing a hard contact lens while sleeping. The lens reshapes the front of the eye, allowing a patient to see clearly in the distance without wearing contacts or glasses during the day. 

Why do we care?

Multiple studies show that myopia is becoming much more common in children, showing up at earlier ages and progressing more rapidly. 

High myopia is associated with a higher risk of sight-threatening eye disease, like retinal detachments and glaucoma. Slowing progressive myopia decreases thi

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