We are passionate about early diagnosis and management of myopia using cutting-edge strategies focused on evidence-based clinical data. Myopia currently affects 1/3 of the world, and is estimated to increase to more than half by 2050. There’s a 20% chance that myopia complications can lead to blindness.
This condition can be minimized and managed by our doctors to keep your children’s eyes healthy and seeing clearly for years to come with Myopia Control.
What is Myopia?
Nearsightedness or not being able to see far away because the eyeball is too long.
What are the Risks Associated with Myopia?
Leads to eye diseases in up to 67% of patients.
Including glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal holes/tears/detachments.
20% chance Myopia can lead to blindness.
Who is a Candidate?
Patients who are myopic by 8 years old, have a family history of Myopia, or are progressing rapidly.
Treatment and monitoring happens between ages < 8-21 years old.
What is Myopia Management?
Myopia management is a treatment plan including drops or contacts to slow the progression of Myopia (or slow the elongation of the eye to avoid an increase in glasses prescription). We have multiple options for treatments depending on level of astigmatism and comfort levels.
What are Some of the Treatments Offered?
- Atropine: Low dose nightly eye drops that have shown to be effective in slowing down Myopia by 50% to 60% over 2 years.
- CRT (Corneal Reshaping Therapy): A hard contact lens worn ONLY while sleeping to correct daytime vision without ANY lenses, and slows Myopia progression.
- Soft Bifocal Contacts: Worn during the daytime to slow eyeball elongation and Myopic progression. Astigmatism options are available.
- Daily Contacts: FDA approved for 8-12 year olds, single use contacts worn during the day to slow Myopia progression.