Myopia Control is using different techniques to help stop the vision from changing every year. Each eye is unique and will require different treatment methods. Schedule a complimentary consultation to create a personalized plan for your eyes. Below is a list of the different treatment options.
Myopia is known more commonly as nearsightedness/short sightedness.
Myopia has increased more than 66% in the United States since 1971.
At Ottewell Eye Care, we can help you control symptoms of Myopia.
OrthoK is a specialized treatment for myopia. It is a non-surgical way to correct the vision and prevent myopia progression. Small specialty contact lenses are used at night time to change the shape of the surface of the eye. This change in shape gives clear vision without glasses or contacts during the day, it also affects the peripheral vision to prevent eye elongation and myopia progression.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Using multifocal contact lenses during the day helps correct the vision and prevents myopia progression. The contacts help prevent over focusing with near work. It also may have affects on the peripheral vision to prevent eye elongation and myopia progression.
Low Dose Atropine Drops
Atropine is an eye drop that causes the eyes to relax and prevents over focusing to prevent myopia progression. In higher concentrations atropine causes the eyes to dilate, but has minimal to no dilation affects in lower concentrations.
Bifocals help relax the eyes and prevent over focusing while doing near work to help prevent myopia progression. Certain eyes will work best in glasses to help keep from the eyes changing every year.
Depending on the age and myopia severity it may be recommended to do a combo treatment. Drops can be added to any treatment to further help prevent progression of myopia. Each child is given a personalized treatment plan according their risk factors.
OrthoK (Orthokeratology) is a treatment for Myopia (nearsightedness) and sometimes can treat farsightedness or if you need reading glasses.
OrthoK is great for preventing your eyes changing prescriptions every year and correcting the vision. With OrthoK you will not need glasses or contacts during the day. Yes, you read that correctly, no glasses or contacts during the day to see perfectly clear.
Specialty contact lenses are used at night time to gently change the surface of the eye. When you take out the contacts in the morning you see perfectly. Each night you wear the contacts and each day you see great without glasses or contacts.
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If you or your child has blurry vision, prescription keeps getting worse every year, or tired of glasses then OrthoK Plus can help you. Schedule your consultation to create a personalized plan for you or your child.