DID YOU KNOW???
WE OFFER MYOPIA TREATMENT FOR ALL AGES
There’s an increase in childhood myopia rates. Many researchers believe increased screen time on devices and reduced outdoor time are part of the problem. So often, myopia leads to struggles in activities and school for your child because of poor vision, and increased eye disease risks.
ORTHO-K or CRT
OVERNIGHT Contact Lens
The GP lenses for OrthoK (orthokeratology) are applied at bedtime and worn overnight. While you sleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (the cornea) to correct your vision, so you can see clearly without glasses or contact lenses when you're awake. The effect is temporary - generally enough to get you through a day or two - so you must wear the reshaping lenses each night to maintain good vision during the day. This is an FDA approved form of Myopa Control and non-surgical, refractive correction for all ages.
The goal for ortho-k is to correct your vision to 20/20 without eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day. In FDA trials of CRT lenses, more than 65% of patients were able to achieve 20/20 visual acuity after wearing the reshaping lenses overnight. More than 90% were able to see 20/40 or better (the legal vision requirement for driving without glasses in most states).
Success rates for OrthoK tend to be higher for mild prescriptions. Call our office to find out if your prescription is within the range that can be successfully treated with OrthoK.
Ortho-k is particularly appealing for people who participate in sports, or who work in dusty, dirty environments that can make contact lens wear difficult.
SOFT CONTACT LENS - CRT
CooperVision’s MiSight® 1 day is the first and only contact lens FDA-approved* to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment. Children can apply the soft, daily wear, single use contact lenses to their eyes in the morning, wear them for at least 10 hours during the day, then dispose of them in the evening. The FDA-approved* lens is available as part of a comprehensive myopia management approach offered by CooperVision and participating eye care practitioners.