Managing Myopia Progression
Help your child maintain clear vision and reduce the advancement of nearsightedness.
Is your child struggling to see distant objects clearly?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, commonly develops during childhood and tends to progress until around the age of 20.
Slowing down the progression of myopia is crucial as it can potentially lower the risk of developing serious eye conditions later in life, including glaucoma, retinal detachment, and even blindness.
At Meridian Vision, we offer various treatment options designed to slow down the progression of myopia. Schedule an appointment to learn more about how we can help your child.
The Growing Concern of Myopia
Nearsightedness has become a significant concern in many countries, including the United States.
Studies estimate that by the year 2050, approximately half of the global population will be affected by this eye condition. Researchers also believe that the rise in myopia can be attributed to factors such as increased screen time and reduced time spent outdoors.
Approaches to Myopia Control
Taking steps to control and manage myopia progression in your child starts with a comprehensive examination by our skilled eye care professionals. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment today.
There are several main approaches to myopia control, including:
- Lifestyle Modifications: Encouraging outdoor activities and limiting excessive near-work, such as prolonged screen time, can help manage myopia progression. Spending time outdoors has been associated with a reduced risk of myopia development.
- MiSight Multifocal Contact Lenses: MiSight is a type of multifocal contact lens specifically designed to slow down the progression of myopia in children. These lenses have varying lens powers in different zones, enabling clear vision at different distances. These contact lenses can significantly reduce myopic progression.
During your visit to Meridian Vision, Dr. Hogg will assess your child’s condition and recommend the most suitable myopia control options tailored to their specific needs.
Take proactive measures to manage your child’s myopia and safeguard their long-term eye health. Contact Meridian Vision today to schedule an appointment and explore the available options for controlling myopia progression.