What is Myopia Control?
At eye&I™ Optometry, we offer specialized services to control myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, in children and young adults. Myopia occurs when the eye elongates too much, causing distant objects to appear blurry. It can lead to more serious eye conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment. Our doctors use a range of treatments to slow down the progression of myopia, including multifocal glasses, contacts (such as Moon Lens and MiSight Soft Lens), corneal reshaping, and pharmacological intervention with atropine.
How it helps
Our optometrists work closely with each patient to determine the most effective treatment plan based on their individual needs. Multifocal glasses and contact lenses can help to slow down the progression of myopia by providing clear vision at all distances. Corneal reshaping, also known as orthokeratology, involves wearing specialized contact lenses overnight to gently reshape the cornea, resulting in clear vision during the day. Atropine, a prescription eye drop, has also been shown to slow the progression of myopia.
The benefits of myopia control are numerous. By slowing down the progression of myopia, patients can reduce their risk of developing more serious eye conditions later in life. Additionally, by controlling the progression of myopia, patients may have less need for stronger glasses or contact lenses. Multifocal glasses and contacts can also provide better visual comfort and improved depth perception. Corneal reshaping can provide clear vision during the day without the need for glasses or contacts. Atropine treatment has been shown to be effective in reducing myopia progression by up to 50%. Our doctors will work with each patient to determine the best treatment plan to suit their individual needs.
Myopia control helps to reduce the risks associated with high myopia, which can lead to vision loss later in life.