Children with Myopia
Certain cultures are at greater risk for myopia in children, specifically the asian culture. As a result, parents may want to consider early eye examinations for their children so they may determine if there is a refractive error (myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism) enabling doctors to intervene early with some proven control methods. Myopia is related to eye growth, so attempting to manage myopia is most important during childrens greatest periods of growth. The earlier intervention occurs the better chance the vision prescription will be minimized in terms of change over the ensuing years.
We are pleased to present, on our website studies that demonstrate which methods have the best chance of stabilizing changing vision due to progressive myopia. Overall, Orthokeratology (Orthok) has been shown to have the greatest effect.. Orthokeratology is one of a class of therapies known as vision shaping treatments. OrthoK involves wearing orthokeratology lenses (ortho k lenses) during sleep, which gently reshape the surface of the cornea of the eye. Upon removal in the morning, clear vision is achieved which often lasts the entire day into the evening.
Options such as OrthoK, cornea refractive therapy including paragon crt (vision shaping treatment) are particularly helpful when seeking to improve eyesight in children, and reduce change in vision, specifically myopia in children and may, in some cases reduce the risk of children with myopia advancing to high myopia.
If you are interested in managing nearsightedness and are concerned about vision changes, contact an eye doctor from our directory near you or read through our website to learn about other options for improving your eyesight.