Slow the progression of your child’s nearsightedness.
Does your child have difficulty seeing distant objects?
Myopia (nearsightedness) typically starts to develop in childhood and often progresses until about age 20.
Slowing the progression is important because it may reduce the risk of developing serious eye conditions later in life such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and blindness.
There are several treatment options to slow the progression of myopia. Schedule an exam at Marysville Vision Source to learn more.
Myopia is on the rise
Nearsightedness is a growing concern in the US and other countries.
It is estimated that by the year 2050, roughly half of the world’s population will be affected by this eye condition.
Many researchers believe the rise can be attributed to more time spent staring at screens and less time outdoors.
How do you “manage” myopia?
Determining a myopia control plan for your child starts with a visit to your eye doctor. Schedule your appointment now.
There are a few main approaches to controlling myopia in children, including:
Ortho-k — also known as Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) or “corneal reshaping lenses” — is a non-surgical approach that helps to reshape the curvature of your child’s cornea using specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses.
Ortho-K contact lenses are only worn during sleep at night and are used to temporarily correct mild to moderate myopia symptoms.
Evidence suggests that nearsighted children who undergo several years of orthokeratology may end up with less myopia as adults.
MiSight contact lenses
MiSight contact lenses are specialty single-use contacts that have different powers in different zones of the lens.
This is the first FDA-approved soft contact lens option for myopia management. Research shows that using MiSight lenses in children aged 8-12 can result in a 50% reduction in myopia progression.
For more information about MiSight contact lenses view the links below:
- Myopia Education [Video]
- Myopia: Sarah Michelle Gellar In-Office [Video]
- Education Flip Book [PDF]
- Myopia Brochure 1 [PDF]
- Myopia Brochure 2 [PDF]
- A 3-year Randomized Clinical Trial of MiSight Lenses for Myopia Control [PDF]
If you’d like to learn more about myopia management, request an appointment at Marysville Vision Source today.