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Myopia Control

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If you are near-sighted, you know what an impact your prescription has on your day to day life.  Not only does it require constant correction with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery but it also has significant impacts on ocular health. 

Myopia (near-sightedness) is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide.  It is estimated that half the world's population with have myopia by 2050.  The good news is, we can now slow the progression of myopia by almost 59%!  Children with early signs or a family history of near-sightedness may be eligible for this treatment.

What is Myopia?

This condition occurs when the eye grows longer than average, causing vision to be clear up close but blurry in the distance.  It often starts in young childhood and continues to progress as children grow.  In mild cases, blur may be barely noticeable but in moderate and severe cases, patients must have corrective lenses for everyday activities such as reading the board at school, playing sports, and watching television  

Controlling Myopia

The progression of myopia not only affects a patient's quality of life due to reliance on glasses and contact lenses, it can also lead to significant vision impairments such as retinal detachments, macular myopathy, and glaucoma.  These conditions can create permanent vision loss.  

Luckily, new contact lens technology (CooperVision MiSight Lenses) not only corrects the vision so a child can see clearly, it also prevents the progression of their myopia by up to 59%!  It is the only technology in myopia control that has been confirmed to decrease the lengthening of the eye which then prevents the blur in distance vision.  

 

 Please contact our office for details.  740-761-2020

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