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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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