Correcting Eyesight for Healthy Vision
Doctors who qualify as myopia control specialists with the ICEMC use their clinical experience combined with information gleaned from peer-reviewed scientific research to help determine how best to control, not just correct, myopia from an early age. It has been shown that the risk of eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma increase as myopia increases. We can control the progression of myopia, making it possible to minimize risks of eye diseases later in life.
Corneal Reshaping — LASIK and other Surgeries for Adults
In adults, the optics of myopia may be reversed through refractive eye surgeries like LASIK, PRK and Cataract removal. Rather than controlling or slowing the symptoms of myopia, these surgeries are designed to correct the optics of the eye through Corneal reshaping. Surgeons actually flatten the curve of the cornea in myopic individuals, correcting the optics problem. However, the risk of adult-onset eye disease still exists as these procedures just “trick” the optics of the eye to work – the structure of the eye impacted by myopia isn’t changed. Ultimately it is best to reduce myopia progression if eye surgery is in their future as this also reduces risk of eye disease like macular degeneration and cataracts. If our doctors believe corrective surgery is the best option for your child, we’ll work with you to find a well-regarded doctor to perform the surgery.
Corneal Reshaping — Non Surgical Orthokeratology and CRT
For children, Orthokeratology (OrthoK or CRT) can be a safe and effective non-surgical method of controlling myopic change AND correcting vision. Read more about Orthokeratology. There is no non-surgical method that has been proven to permanently correct myopia, but at the Myopia Institute we present the scientific studies regarding treatments that have been proven to slow the progress of myopia and reduce the risk of it increasing.
Schedule an Appointment for Vision Correction in Your Area
If you suffer from nearsightedness, there are ways to slow its progression. Contact an Eye Myopia doctor near you to schedule a consultation.