Myopia Management,Long Island
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a vision problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s caused by the cornea being too curved or the eye itself being elongated.
Myopia management slows down the progression of myopia. Doing so lowers the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life.
This treatment is recommended for children and young adults, and the earlier myopia management begins, the better for your child’s vision. If you have any questions or want to book a consultation, schedule a comprehensive eye exam today.
Myopia management involves a number of strategies and therapies aimed at slowing down the progression of nearsightedness.
It’s highly effective in children, teenagers, and young adults, especially if their myopia is still relatively mild. Severe myopia raises the chances of sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or retinal detachment in adulthood.
Early intervention can help preserve healthy vision and allow an individual to enjoy good eyesight for a lifetime.
How Our Eye Doctors Manage Myopia
The myopia management techniques we offer include Paragon CRT and Ortho-k lenses.
Paragon CRT lenses are specialized contact lenses that are designed to be worn overnight, reshaping the cornea while you sleep. They offer clear vision during the day without glasses or contacts. Ortho-k lenses also offer visual clarity during the day,
In addition to these lenses, atropine eye drops can be used to slow down myopia progression. They relax the eye's focusing system, slowing the elongation of the eyeball that leads to myopia.
Another effective option is multifocal contact lenses, which provide multiple powers in different parts of the lens. This helps an individual see clearly from both near and far, reducing the amount of time they spend focusing on close objects. This slows the progression of myopia.
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