Myopia or nearsightedness has become an epidemic in the U.S. and around the world. It now affects well over 40% of the population between ages 12-52
Although there is no cure for myopia, recent research has shown that there are now a number of options that can slow down its progression. Once your child becomes myopic, it usually gets worse – especially during the teen years. Why is this a concern? When your child becomes more myopic, this increases their risk of developing other eye problems later in life. These serious eye problems include: cataracts, retinal detachment and glaucoma.
The good news is that we can now offer a number of treatments that can slow the progression of myopia. These include: multifocal contact lenses, orthokeratology (corneal re-shaping), atropine eyedrops and multifocal eyeglasses. Here at Vision Source, our doctors will gladly discuss these treatment options and help you develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your child’s needs.
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