In recent years, a number of advanced methods have been developed to control myopia. Unlike glasses or regular contact lenses, the goal of myopia control is to slow or even halt the progression of myopia entirely. At Vivid Visions Optometry, Inc, Dr. David Antonyan will begin with a full assessment of your child’s myopia. He will then recommend a personalized treatment plan to slow or even stop your child’s myopia from getting worse. This is what will minimize the risks to your child’s long-term vision.
🔴 What is Myopia Control?
The more advanced the myopia is, the greater the risks.
Therefore, Myopia Control Experts recommend starting Myopia Control as soon as myopia is detected.
It’s important to halt myopia before your child’s vision deteriorates any further. This is the only way to minimize the risks. It also has the significant benefit of keeping your child from needing stronger and stronger lenses over time.
ORTHO-KERATOLOGY (ORTHO-K) METHOD
A rigid contact lens is custom-made for your child’s eyes by our Myopia Control Experts. These special lenses are worn at night by your child.
As your child sleeps, the lenses gently reshape the cornea of the eyes. This reshaping corrects the elongation of the eye which causes myopia. What this means is that the wearer won’t need glasses or contact lenses during the day at all — an especially appealing option for kids who don’t want to wear glasses or young athletes. What’s more, ortho-k has been proven to be highly effective at slowing and halting the progression of myopia, so it is also protecting your child’s adult vision while freeing them from glasses in the here and now.
SOFT MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENS METHOD
Soft, multifocal contact lenses, are worn by your child during the day.
By altering the near, middle, and peripheral focus, in addition to correcting distance vision, the eyes are forced to adjust. This slows down the elongation in the eye over time and is an effective means to control myopia.
ATROPINE THERAPY METHOD
Atropine is a medicated drop, the same one used to dilate the eyes for an exam. In micro-doses (around 0.01%), atropine has been found to be highly effective at reducing myopia with no discernible side effects.
Atropine Therapy is safe, and an ideal choice for children who are too young to begin ortho-k. What’s more, atropine can be effectively combined with other methods of myopia control. Newer research is even indicating success at reducing risk with pre-myopic patients.
🔴 Who needs Myopia Control?
progressive myopia or progressive near-sightedness
🔴 What needs to be done before initiating Myopia Control?
You must have current glasses prescription (<1 year old) or complete a Comprehensive Eye Exam.
If you’re in need of quality eye care, Dr. David Antonyan can help.
Vivid Visions Optometry, Inc serves patients from Santa Clarita and all its surrounding cities.
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