Three Best Ways To SLOW Myopia Progression (Myopia Management)
Myopia (nearsightedness) cannot be stopped from getting worse, however, we can help slow it down. Myopia occurs when your child’s eye grows too long and prevents light from focusing correctly. This causes increasing distance blur. Here are 3 best ways to slow down your child’s myopia.
1. Specialty Eyeglasses
Regular eyeglasses only correct your child’s blurred vision, but they do not control their myopic growth. MiYOSMART are specialty eyeglass lenses proven to slow down the amount of myopia by 60%.1 They appear like regular eyeglasses which make them a child friendly, easy to adapt and non-invasive option. Ask us about these lenses that we offer in our practice!
2. Specialty Contact Lenses
Similarly, regular contact lenses only correct your child’s blurred vision, but they do not control their myopia. MiSight are specialty 1 day contact lenses proven to slow down the increase in your child’s myopia by 59%.2 They are child friendly and easy to use. In fact, 90% of children can insert and remove the MiSight 1 day contact lenses on their own and prefer them over their eyeglasses.3 Ask us about these contact lenses, available in our practice!
3. Binocular Vision
Binocular vision is the ability of your child’s eyes to work together as a team. Eye teaming issues can result in an eye turn or eye fatigue and can contribute to your child’s increasing myopia.
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1 Lam CSY, Tang WC, Tse DY, Lee RPK, Chun RKM, Hasegawa K, Qi H, Hatanaka T, To CH. Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) spectacle lenses slow myopia progression: a 2-year randomized clinical trial. British Journal of Ophthalmology. Published Online First: 29 May 2019. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-313739
2 Chamberlain P, et al. A 3-year randomized clinical trial of MiSight® lenses for myopia control. Optom Vis Sci. 2019; 96(8):556-567.
|3 After using MiSight® 1 day contact lenses for three years, 90% of children could insert and remove the MiSight® 1 day lens on their own.5||Additionally, after using MiSight® 1 day contact lenses for three years, 90% of children still strongly preferred them over their glasses.|
Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. Anyone experiencing an eye health condition should consult their eye care professional.