There are treatment options for Myopia Management!
Fortunately, recent research has uncovered three techniques to slow the progression of myopia. Orthokeratology, or orthoK, consists of wearing a hard contact lens while sleeping that reshapes the front of the eye. This allows a patient to see clearly in the distance without wearing contacts or glasses during the day. There are also soft bifocal contact lens designs that have demonstrated the ability to slow myopic progression. One of these lenses, called MiSight™, is specifically indicated by the FDA as a treatment for progressive myopia. Finally, low-dose atropine can be administered once a day in patients that are hesitant about contact lens wear.
Why Myopia (Nearsightedness) Matters
Multiple studies show that myopia is becoming much more common in children, showing up at earlier ages and progressing more rapidly. Many researchers believe reduced outdoor time and increased screen time on devices are part of the problem. Myopia often leads to struggles in school and activities for your child due to poor vision, as well as increased eye disease risks.
What We Can Do For Your Child
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.