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.
What does your child's vision look like? Use this simulator to get an idea https://coopervision.com/myopia-simulator/
MiSight Contact Lenses
Misight contact lenses are the first FDA approved contact lenses to slow down the progression of myopia in children. Through years of research, these lenses are proven to slow myopia progression by 59% in children on average.
MiSight lenses are single use, daily disposable soft lenses designed to allow children to see clearly while also treating their myopia progression.
Why is this important?
As a child's myopia gets worse, their dependency on glasses will increase. This can get in the way of a kid's daily, playful life and become pricy. Additionally we would slow down the progression in order to lower the chances of health issues later in life including retinal detachments, glaucoma, cataracts, and maculopathy.
Ortho-K lenses are a unique vision correction system that users will wear while they sleep and not during the day while they are awake. While worn, the contacts will flatten the shape of your cornea and this shape will hold during the day, thus eliminating the need for vision correction during the daytime.
Give our office a call/text at 303-973-6333 to schedule in a consultation and see if you are a good candidate for myopia management.