Lyons Family Eye Care

Myopia Control

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a very common vision problem. It is estimated that more than around 42% of Americans are nearsighted and it is the sixth leading cause of blindness. Nearsighted people have difficulty seeing distance objects clearly, like road signs or the classroom board. If you have glasses or a contact lens prescription that begins with a minus number, like -2.50, you are nearsighted.

What is Myopia Control?

Myopia control is the process of trying to decrease the progression of myopia or nearsightedness. In the past, it was thought that nothing could be done to slow the increase of myopia from year to year. However, research has now demonstrated that there are treatment options that successfully slow down the progression of myopia.
There are currently three main treatment options for myopia control
  • Multifocal or Bifocal Contact Lenses:

    Specialized contact lenses that have a dual-focus design and are worn during the day.

  • Low Dose Atropine:

    An eye drop that is used one time per day.

  • Orthokeratology:

    Rigid gas permeable contacts worn only at night to reshape the cornea. Please note we do not offer orthokeratology at Lyons Family Eye Care as we find most patients are best treated with atropine or multifocal contact lenses.

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It is estimated that more than around 42% of Americans are nearsighted and it is the sixth leading cause of blindness.

Why you should care about myopia control?

Myopia is a serious concern for the long-term health of your child’s eyes. Research has shown conclusively that the higher your child’s myopia becomes, the more at risk they are for debilitating eye diseases.

People that have moderate to high myopia are at increased risk for

Retinal Detachment
Myopic macular degeneration
Glaucoma
Cataracts

Find out if your Child is At Risk: mykidsvision.org

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