Myopia Control for Children & Young Adults
Using a variety of treatments and techniques, our eye doctor is able to slow down the rate of myopia progression in kids and teens. The goal is to not only improve your child's vision, but to also reduce the risks associated with high myopia, such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration and other sight-threatening complications.
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is an eye condition that can progress during childhood and adolescence. It’s caused by an elongated eyeball or an overly-curved lens, forcing light to focus incorrectly on the retina. Genetics and environmental factors such as prolonged near work, using digital devices excessively, and limited outdoor activities increase the risk of a child developing myopia.
How is Myopia Treated?
At Eye Designs Optometry, we offer effective and personalized myopia treatment options to slow its progression.
If myopia is left untreated, it can raise the risk of developing serious eye conditions such as retinal detachment, cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. The earlier your child starts myopia management, the less chances they have of developing these complications in the future.
We use various myopia management strategies to help children maintain clear vision and healthy eyes for a lifetime. This includes orthokeratology (Ortho-k), contact lenses that are worn overnight to temporarily reshape the cornea, which gives the wearer clear day time vision without glasses or contacts. Multifocal lenses, pharmacological interventions, and lifestyle modifications can also be used to slow down a child’s myopia progression.
All of our treatment plans are safe and customized based on an individual’s unique vision needs, which allows us to offer effective solutions.
Contact us to book your child’s myopia consultation today!