Why Does My Child's Nearsightedness Need to Be Managed?
Myopia significantly increases the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. The higher your child’s myopia, the greater the risk.
Although eyeglasses and standard contact lenses can correct a person’s vision, they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression. This is where myopia management comes in.
If you’re concerned about your child’s long-term eye health and vision, contact Myopia Control Center At Complete Eye Care today. We can help.
What is Myopia Management?
Myopia management is an area of eye care that uses various tools and treatments to prevent or slow your child's myopia progression. Depending upon your child's specific needs, our doctors will be able to prescribe management options that can help your child maintain better vision for longer.
We specialize in myopia treatment to slow progression of nearsightedness using any of the following methods:
The CANDY study showed how myopia control slows the progression of nearsightedness in children and developing youth.
What is Myopia Management?
“Myopia management” is a series of treatments that eye doctors use to slow the progression of myopia in children. Our myopia management treatments can induce changes in the structure of the eye by diminishing the stress and fatigue linked to the development and progression of myopia. Several studies have indicated that these treatments successfully slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children and teens.
The Myopia Control Center At Complete Eye Care currently offers several different customized treatment options to slow the progression of myopia. Our doctors work closely with each family and customize treatment programs for every child based on their unique needs.
The treatments offered include:
- Multifocal contact lenses
- Orthokeratology (“ortho-k”)
Patients are carefully monitored by Dr. Barbara Marcussen and reviewed every 6-12 months to assess the efficacy of the chosen treatment modality.
Myopia Control Center At Complete Eye Care is a Myopia Management practice that offers evidence-based treatment to prevent the onset or reduce the progression of myopia in pediatric patients.
Because we stay on the forefront of the latest research, you can be sure that Myopia Control Center At Complete Eye Care is maximizing the chances of your child’s success.
What Parents Are Saying About Myopia Management
Myopia increases the risk of serious eye diseases
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Myopia Management?
If you are concerned about your child’s myopia, call Complete Eye Care today. Our team of eye care professionals will help you understand more about your child's nearsightedness and will determine whether your child is a candidate for myopia management.
Take our myopia assessment online to find out whether your child could benefit from this life-changing treatment.