Myopia Control Clinic
Our Myopia Control Clinic is designed to help slow the progression of myopia in children and teenagers. We understand that early intervention is key to preventing more severe vision problems later in life, and our optometrists are experienced in diagnosing and treating myopia in young patients.
Myopia control refers to various treatments and techniques that can be used to slow the progression of myopia. These treatments include orthokeratology, myopia control spectacle lenses, multifocal contact lenses, and atropine eye drops. Our optometrists will evaluate your child's vision and determine the best treatment plan based on their individual needs and lifestyle.
- Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a non-surgical technique that uses special contact lenses worn overnight to gently reshape the cornea and reduce myopia. This technique has been shown to be effective in slowing down the progression of myopia and is particularly useful for children who are too young for laser eye surgery.
- Multifocal contact lenses including MiSight contact lenses are another effective treatment for myopia control. These lenses have different prescriptions in different parts of the lens, providing clear vision for both near and far distances. By slowing down the progression of myopia, multifocal contact lenses can help reduce the risk of more severe vision problems later in life.
- Atropine eye drops are another option for myopia control. These eye drops are applied once a day and have been shown to be effective in slowing down the progression of myopia. Atropine eye drops are particularly useful for children who are not able to tolerate contact lenses or who prefer not to wear them.
- Myopia control spectacle lenses with differing powers over the surface of the lenses are available to reduce myopic progression. These include Hoya Miyosmart, Zeiss Myovision and Essilor Stellest.
At our Myopia Control Clinic, we take a personalized approach to treatment, tailoring each treatment plan to the individual needs of our patients. We understand that myopia can be a challenging condition to manage, and our optometrists are here to support you every step of the way.
If your child has been diagnosed with myopia, our Myopia Control Clinic is the perfect place to start. Our experienced optometrists will evaluate your child's vision and develop a personalized treatment plan to slow down the progression of myopia and reduce the risk of more severe vision problems later in life.