What is Myopia? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness (the inability to see distant objects clearly) can be diagnosed early on in a child's life. It is caused by elongation of the eye which can become longer as the child grows. This causes decreased visual acuity as well as complications further down the line. Myopia can be caused by genetics as well as lifestyle.
Myopia is a growing crisis and affects more and more Americans every year, especially among school age children. Learning can be very visually demanding in school, so it is important that we treat their vision as well as slow down the progression of myopia.
Myopia management at the Eyecare Center of Ken Caryl is crafted to give you the option of different treatments. Hard contact lenses are one option and will be worn at night for treatment, so that during the day your child will not have to worry about contacts or glasses during their day. The other option is soft contact lenses called MiSight Lenses that use alternating zones of vision correction and treatment to manage myopia.
What are the benefits of joining the myopia control program? As myopia progresses, a person is more at risk for worse conditions later in life. Examples of these conditions include retinal detachments, glaucoma, cataracts, and glaucoma. In addition to lowering your risk, it can save money on optical devices like glasses or contacts. As sight gets worse, prescriptions can become hard to treat with traditional methods. Glasses will become thick and heavy and contacts may be harder to fit.
Give us a call for more information and to schedule your consultation with us to discuss eligibility and further benefits.