Millions of Americans live with myopia. While there is no outright cure, today We can effectively reduce its severity & development.
A common question that parents of children with myopia ask us is if there’s any way to influence how quickly myopia develops. Having to frequently update corrective lens prescriptions due to myopia’s progression is not only frustrating, but also expensive. Of course, there are also the risks that are associated with high levels of myopia later on in life: namely, cataracts and potential retinal problems (including increased risks for a retinal detachment). For children and early-teens, we can slow down myopia’s development and improve vision through a process called “myopia control”. To learn more visit www.myopiacontrolinstitute.com.
Myopia management with soft contact lenses is a proactive approach to address nearsightedness in children and adolescents. These specialized contact lenses are designed to slow down the progression of myopia, helping maintain healthier vision in the long run. By altering the way light enters the eye, soft contact lenses can reduce the rate at which myopia advances. Our doctors are certified in prescribing and fitting these lenses, customizing the treatment to suit each patient's unique needs.
Orthokeratology, often referred to as Ortho-K, is a non-surgical approach to myopia management that uses specially designed gas permeable contact lenses to gently reshape the cornea while you sleep. This temporary reshaping allows for clearer vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. Beyond its vision correction benefits, Ortho-K has been shown to slow down the progression of myopia, making it an excellent choice for children and adolescents.
Atropine eye drops are an effective option for myopia management, particularly in children. These drops work by temporarily dilating the pupil and relaxing the eye's focusing mechanism, which can help slow down the progression of myopia. At EVEA, our doctors will carefully assess each patient's myopia progression and recommend the most appropriate concentration of atropine. This personalized approach allows us to strike a balance between managing myopia effectively and maintaining clear, comfortable vision.