Diagnosis and Management of Change In Vision
If you have noticed a change in vision recently or have a family member who has reported a change in vision or blurry eyesight it is important to seek care from a state licensed eye doctor. Many of the problems that result in changing vision can be managed with prompt intervention. In many cases, serious eye disease can be prevented by diligent monitoring of vision change and in most cases options can be offered to slow down, even halt progressive changes in nearsightedness in children.
Peer reviewed scientific studies have demonstrated 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.
Find an eye doctor in your area and schedule an eye exam to understand more about myopia control.