Myopia Management

Myopia management greatly decreases your child’s risks of potentially serious eye diseases. Carbon Valley Eye Care now offers Myopia care for your children!

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Did you Know?

30% of the population is myopic

  • Historically, 30% of the population was myopic, meaning they require glasses to see things clearly in the distance.
  • With changing academic and work demands, this percentage has been climbing and is expected to hit 50% by 2040.
  • The severity of myopia is also increasing in younger populations. This can pose eye health risks later in life.
  • 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.
Ortho-K Lenses

Reshape your vision with Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho-K lenses, short for orthokeratology, are a type of specialized gas-permeable contact lens that are designed to reshape the cornea of the eye while you sleep. By doing so, they correct a variety of vision problems such as astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia, allowing you to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day.

Why Ortho-K?

Benefits of Ortho-K Lenses

There are several benefits to using Ortho-K Lenses. Some of them include:

Improved Vision

Ortho-K lenses allow you to enjoy clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.


Unlike other forms of vision correction, Ortho-K lenses are non-surgical, making them a safe and effective option for people who are not good candidates for LASIK surgery.

Suitable for Children

Ortho-K lenses are particularly beneficial for children as they can slow down the progression of myopia and help manage other eye conditions.

Long-Lasting Results

While patients should wear their lenses every night for best results, the effects of Ortho-K lenses can often last for up to two full days.


The reshaping of the cornea is not painful, as it is caused by hydraulic forces rather than squeezing or "squishing."

Covered by FSA/HSA

Ortho-K lenses are eligible for reimbursement through flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs).

Scleral Lenses

What are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, rather than on the cornea. The space between the scleral lens and the cornea creates a fluid-filled reservoir that helps to fill in any corneal irregularities and create a perfectly rounded surface, resulting in clear and comfortable vision.

Why Scleral Lenses?

Benefits of Scleral Lenses

There are several benefits to using Scleral Lenses. Some of them include:


Scleral lenses are designed to be comfortable, with most patients reporting that they are the most comfortable contact lens they have ever worn.

Clear Vision

Scleral lenses can provide clear and sharp vision, particularly for patients with corneal diseases, dystrophies, and degenerations, corneal scars and irregularities, and those who have had corneal transplant or refractive surgery.


Scleral lenses can be used to correct a variety of vision problems, including keratoconus, myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.


Scleral lenses can provide protection for the cornea, particularly for patients with severe dry eye or other ocular surface conditions.


With proper care and maintenance, scleral lenses can provide long-lasting vision correction.

Customizable Fit

Scleral lenses are customizable to fit the unique curvature and shape of your eye, resulting in a more precise and comfortable fit compared to traditional contact lenses.

Experience Ortho-K or Scleral Lenses with Carbon Valley Eye Care Today.

Experience the benefits of Scleral lenses. Contact Carbon Valley Eye Care today to learn more and achieve clear vision with expert care.

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.

And now providing CooperVision's breakthrough MiSight® 1-Day Contact Lens for Childhood Myopia →

Dry Eye Treatment Forms

To save time on your dry eye visit, please fill out and print or email the following forms before you come in. Forms can be emailed to

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