Say Hello to Myopia Care
What is Myopia?
Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, occurs when your child’s eyes grow too long from the front to the back. This causes him/her to strain and squint to see things clearly.
It means more than just stronger, thicker glasses. Myopia can get worse as kids grow, increasing the risk of serious eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment.
Why Does Myopia Matter?
- All Children Should be Monitored
- A growing global Epidemic
- Chronic & Progressive disease.
Put your child on the path to better eye health
Early detection and intervention is the key to slow or stop the progression of myopia.
What all parents should look out for:
- Eye strain or pain
- Frequent headaches
- Squinting to see more clearer
- Poor academic performance
- Short attention span
- Blurry distant vision
- Sitting close to the TV, computer, and reading material
Myopia significantly increases your child's risk for serious eye conditions
The younger your child develops myopia, the higher the risk of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment in their lifetime.
What is Myopia and What Causes it?
Increased Screen Time
Children spending 7+ hours a week on digital devices face 3x the risk of developing myopia.
There’s a 50% chance your child will develop myopia if both parents are myopic – 25% if one parent is myopic.
Myopia at a young age
The younger your child develops myopia, the greater the risk fo serious eye conditions.
Evidence shows that if you treat myopia and reduce it by 50%, you can significantly reduce your risk of serious eye diseases.
How to make a difference...
Each 1.00 diopter decrease in myopia progression..
- Reduces the risk of myopic maculopathy by 40%
- Reduces the risk of cataract and glaucoma by 20%
- Reduces the risk of retinal detachment by 20%
Our Myopia Treatments designed for KIDS
Dry Eye & Wellness Center uses the highest level of technology to customize your child’s treatment plan. Care plans may include doctor-designed overnight vision correction lenses or specialized eye drops.
Data from our current patients at the Dry Eye & Wellness Center are showing over a 75% decrease in the progression of myopia compared to no treatment.
Overnight Vision Retainers
6 years and up
Custom-designed vision retainers are lenses designed for children to wear at night only. These are put in before bed and taken out in the morning. These lenses comfortably reshape the front survey of the eye and provide 2 benefits: Reduction of myopia progression + All day Vision Correction.
These lenses stay at home, so there is little risk of losing them. Your glasses may find their way to a drawer at home because your child will be seeing without them during the day.
This care plan is particularly beneficial to children who are involved in sports and other activities.
Daytime Soft Contact Lenses
8 years and up
These custom lenses are designed to be placed in the eye in the morning and removed in the evening. These lenses have a special design to reduce the progression of myopia while allowing clear vision throughout the day. This allows the child to be free from glasses during their activities.
Prescription Eye Drops
3 years and up
An alternative treatment is a specialized prescription eye drops at specific concentrations to reduce the progression of myopia. At your initial visit, the case history, scans of the eye, and overall prescription will allow the doctor to customize the medication concentration for your child and will regularly monitor or change doses depending on the stability and eye growth over time. This treatment is a great option for families who may not be sure if their child is ready for lenses or if the child is under the age of 5 years.
Axial Length Scanner
Know your child’s eye size, and TRACK IT.
Myopia is caused by the eye growing too long. This is known as axial elongation. With our state-of-the-art axial length scanner, we’re able to analyze the growth rate early on and assess the risk of myopia progression.
Reduce the risk of your child’s future eye health concerns by monitoring regularly.
The Pathway to Success
You and your child will be on the roadmap to success with our technology and education platforms.
What to expect at your visits
Visit 1: Measurements and corneal scan. The doctor will design your custom overnight retainers.
Visit 2: Training day. You and your child will receive training for everything you need to know to be successful in your new retainers.
Visit 3: Follow-up and measurements. We will be heading towards successfully stabilizing your child’s myopia.
Visit 4: Every 4 months you’ll see us for measurements to ensure stability.