myopia control

noun. special contact lenses designed to reduce your child's nearsightedness

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Myopia,

or nearsightedness,

occurs with a structural change of elongation of the eye ball. This condition was previously treated with single vision glasses or contact lenses. However, in recent years, and with a multitude of studies, practitioners are now utilizing a number of treatments to slow down the progression of myopia in children and young adults due to long term risk factors for developing pathology such as macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and glaucoma.

 

It is now the practitioner’s clinical goal, aside from striving to provide the best vision, to minimize changes in the prescription and to prevent elongation of the eye ball. 

There is no shortage of theories on the mechanisms of myopia development and progression.

 Genetics   
Near Work   
Time Indoors
Poor Focusing

all these factors have been investigated as potential causes of/correlates to myopia.

The treatments include:

The treatments are based on the patient's:

 Multifocal Glasses    
Contacts
 Corneal Reshaping    
Pharmacological intervention

with Atropine

 Prescription   
Age
 & Other Factors   

which are taken into consideration by the Doctor of Optometry.

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