Myopia In Children When Treated With Glasses Alone Puts Your Child At Risk For Eye Disease
Is Your Child Short Sighted?
Myopia is being called an epidemic by many with the rate of myopia expected to double every 10-20 years. In some countries the rates of child myopia are as high as 90+ percent.
Why Is Myopia (Short Sighted) A Serious Medical Concern?
As a child with myopia grows their myopia progresses or gets worse, the worse the myopia is the higher their risk of developing dangerous eye diseases such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
What is Myopia Control?
Myopia control is comprised of three primary treatment options that slow down the progression of myopia. As a child with Myopia ages their eyes become increasingly more myopic. Each method of myopia control has its pros and cons, during the eye exam our eye doctor will explain all the options.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
MYOPIA CONTROL IS PREVENTATIVE
Kids that have myopia control have a much lower risk of having dangerous eye diseases. Utilizing myopia control with an eye doctor that specializes in these techniques will provide extremely important preventative health care for your child.
Children who have myopia at a young age at a greatly increased risk of high myopia which has the greatest chance of causing eye disease. Your child should begin myopia control as soon as they are showing signs of myopia or even slight elongation (pre-myopia)
Myopia control techniques such as Ortho K and Multifocal Contacts improve social acceptance. Recent studies show that children greatly prefer contacts or Ortho K, and note drastic improvements in social acceptance.
Our Optometrists focus on being up to date on the latest research, techniques and methods of myopia control. Myopia control is an exciting area of Optometry today with incredible changes taking place all the time.
We look at every patient as family, and that is why we are so passionate about the importance of Myopia Control. During our myopia control eye exam we will explore all the options discussing the cost, efficacy, social impact, and age requirements.
Our focus on the patient is not just a phrase we throw around, our eye doctor and eyecare team really care about every patient that comes through our door. We listen to the feedback from our patients and are continuously seeking new ways to create a friendly and caring environment.
Now it’s your turn to see what
OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT MYOPIA CONTROL
“Ethan wears his Ortho-K lenses while he sleeps at night and is able to see 20/20 all day the next day, Ethan loves not having to wear sports goggles when playing baseball and being able to swim underwater with his eyes open while still seeing 20/20. Plus, Ethan no longer worries about losing a daily contact at school.”
Ethan Age 1o Myopia Control With Ortho-K
TO OUR EYE DOCTOR
Dr. Cassis is passionate about myopia control, as she believes this is one of the most important health concerns of this generation.
“The facts are clear that the prevalence of myopia is increasing at astonishing rates and that proper preventative care can decrease the risk of some really scary diseases drastically.”
Dr. Cassis is a big believer in staying up to date on the latest information in her field.
“I love to help my patients lead happier and healthier lives (not everyone can do an iron-man like I did!) but everyone deserves an eye doctor that truly cares about their well being.