Myopia Control Specialist
Classic Vision Care
OPTOMETRY LOCATED IN KENNESAW, GA
& MARIETTA, GA
Myopia Control Q & A
What is myopic control?
Myopic control involves specific eye treatments that slow the progression of nearsightedness in kids. Four main types of myopia control treatments include multifocal contact lenses, atropine eye drops, multifocal eyeglasses, and orthokeratology (ortho-k) contacts.
Myopia control helps reduce your child’s risk of eye problems associated with severe nearsightedness later in life, including cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and blindness.
What are the different types of myopic control?
After reviewing your child’s medical history and symptoms, your optometrist completes a comprehensive eye exam and vision tests to let you know which myopic treatment is right for your child. They might recommend:
Multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal contacts offer your child clear vision at all distances to control myopia progression if they suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Your Classic Vision Care specialist lets you know if multifocal contact lenses are right for your child.
As with multifocal contacts, multifocal glasses help children with vision problems see clearly at any distance and can slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.
Ortho-k contacts are gas permeable lenses your child wears when they sleep to reduce undesirable eye and vision changes and gently reshape the cornea. They can remove the contacts each morning.
Atropine eye drops
Atropine eye drops help reduce discomfort associated with eye inflammation and focusing fatigue. Atropine eye drops work by dilating the pupil to limit the eye’s ability to automatically change focus.
Which myopic control method is right for my child?
Every child is different, which is why Classic Vision Care specialists personalize nearsightedness treatment plans to best suit your child’s needs and lifestyle. They complete a variety of vision tests during a thorough eye evaluation before making a recommendation.
Your child’s age and whether they’re able to place contacts in their eyes without help is a consideration when recommending myopic treatments.
Your optometrist might suggest more than one solution to help your child achieve optimal results. Attending routine vision checkups to monitor treatment progress is important.
At the first sign of blurry vision, nearsightedness, farsightedness, or other vision problems in children, schedule an appointment with Classic Vision Care over the phone or online today.
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