Myopia Control For Children
While myopia can have extremely adverse effects, there are also many different ways to prevent, manage, and control its progression.
The most important thing you can do to help safeguard your child’s vision is to ensure they go for annual eye exams. These exams allow your child’s optometrist to track changes in their eye health and vision, and ensure their prescription is kept up to date.
There are also several strategies that can be used to control myopia in some cases.
At Cowichan Eyecare, we offer:
- Multifocal contact lenses and eyeglasses. These are specifically designed to accommodate your child’s range of vision.
- Orthokeratology or “Ortho-K” contact lenses. These specially shaped contact lenses to gently reshape the eye overnight to offer clear vision the next day without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.
- Low dose atropine eye drops. These eye drops can relieve “focusing fatigue”, forcing your child’s eyes to relax and potentially slowing the progression of their myopia.
- MyoVision lenses. These lenses use specialized technology to delay myopia progression by up to thirty percent for some patients.