Myopia Control for Kids Could Mean Lighter Prescriptions for Adults
Myopia (also known as nearsightedness) is growing increasingly common among kids today. And, unfortunately, childhood cases of myopia tend to get progressively more severe as the child gets older. Without treatment, a relatively mild case of myopia in childhood could become quite severe by the time a person turns 21.
Myopia control is a treatment designed to slow down myopia progression. By controlling your child’s myopia, you can help keep it from getting significantly worse, preserving their distance vision and keeping their prescription lighter for adulthood.
See & Be Seen proudly offers myopia control treatments. Book an appointment today to ask about myopia control for your child.
How Does Myopia Control Work?
Studies show that the progression of myopia is related to regular eye stress and fatigue. Myopia control treatments are all based around making small changes to the eye’s structure or focusing process to prevent this kind of strain wherever possible.
At See & Be Seen, we use two main methods to do that.
Our Myopia Control Methods
While normal glasses might correct your child’s distance vision, they can actually make it harder for their eyes to focus on what’s right in front of them, causing stress. Multifocal contact lenses feature different corrective powers in different areas of the lens, allowing their eyes to see all distances without having to work so hard when switching focal points.
Ortho-K lenses are a special kind of rigid contact lens that your child wears overnight. As your child sleeps, the lens gently reshapes your child’s cornea, correcting their myopia. In the morning, your child takes the lenses out and the cornea maintains its new shape throughout the day, allowing them to see clearly without the use of glasses.