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Myopia Control with Orthokeratology

If you have a child that has glasses that seem to get stronger each year, you may have felt helpless to sit by and watch your child’s vision get worse. There is, however, current research that shows there is something you can do to slow down this deterioration.

Slowing down the rate of developing nearsightedness is known as “Myopia Control.” New studies are consistently showing that the rate of progression of myopia is slowed when the central vision is properly corrected but the peripheral vision is undercorrected.

This is known as Orthokeratology (Ortho-K or Corneal Refractive Therapy). Ortho-K involves overnight wear of rigid gas permeable contact lenses to reshape the cornea resulting in a reversible reduction of myopia throughout the day allowing a person to function without the need for corrective lenses during waking hours. A regular schedule of overnight contact lens wear to maintain the results is necessary. Those of you who have difficulty wearing contact lenses or are employed in a profession in which glasses are a hinderence should consider orthokeratology.

For more information on myopia control please visit http://www.allaboutvision.com/parents/myopia.htm.

To find out if you are a candidate, contact our office to set up a consultation with one of our doctors.

 

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To Our Patients at Central Ohio Eyecare,

We hope this finds you healthy and well. Our practice is preparing to welcome you back on May 4th, 2020 for your eye health needs. This announcement is to inform you of the additional steps we have taken to protect you, our patients, while you are in our office for care.

What steps have we taken to mitigate COVID-19 risk in our offices?

• We check the temperature of everyone who enters our offices, including staff and doctors, every day.

• We expect our doctors and staff to wear masks, gloves, and goggles or face shields at all times.

• All patients are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while in our office.

• We use disinfectant to clean all surfaces and instruments after every patient.

• All frames will be collected and cleaned following each patient use.

• Friends and family members are asked to stay home or wait outside (unless their help is needed).

• We ask you to call us when you arrive in our parking lot.

• We ask you to go to our website to complete any new patient paperwork prior to arrival.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our practice. Rest assured we will continue to deliver your eye health care services in a clean and safe environment for you.

Best wishes,

Dr. LaMar G. Zigler

Dr. David M. Zigler