Our office is an early adopter of proven optical and pharmaceutical technology which can limit myopic (nearsighted) progression in children. Nearsightedness is more than an inconvenience of needing to wear glasses or contact lenses to see well -- it is a potential hazard to eye health. Higher levels of myopia are associated with substantially elevated risks of retinal degeneration, retinal detachment, and glaucoma. Our doctors are experienced in utilizing the following techniques to protect against nearsighted progression in children.
Myopia Control Soft Contact Lenses
Specially designed soft contact lenses have been FDA approved for myopia control following years of studies proving their efficacy. Our doctors are specially certified to fit all currently available myopia control soft contact lenses, including MiSight daily lenses.
CRT Overnight Corrective Lenses
Uniquely designed orthokeratology rigid contact lenses can be worn overnight to reshape the eye for better vision, eliminating the need to wear glasses or contact lenses during the daytime. Our doctors are certified to fit Paragon CRT lenses which have been shown to be effective in myopia control while offering the convenience of needing to wear lenses only while sleeping.
Myopia Control Eye Drops
Specific prescription eye drops have been shown to be effective in controlling myopia progression. These once daily eye drops, which have a demonstrated safety profile for young children, can be prescribed by our doctors when appropriate.