Myopia Control Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses
What is it?
Myopia (or nearsightedness) is blurry distance vision as a result of the eye's focal power being too strong. Research shows the prevalence of myopia among school age children is growing at an alarming rate. This means an increasing number of people are at risk for severe vision impairment in late adulthood.
What causes myopia?
Myopia is caused by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors, which lead to an elongation of the length of the eyeball. A child's risk of developing myopia increases if one or both parents are myopic. Other than genetics, too little exposure to outdoor light, excessive time doing near vision tasks, and eye posture and focusing ability all play a part in progressive myopia.
What can be done?
Provide both clear vision and protection against myopia progression. Specialized soft multifocal contact lenses have been shown to be effective in preventing myopia progression. Dr. Christine Chang, O.D. uses an unique daily disposable lens that is both convenient and safe for all ages. It is also a less expensive alternative to Corneal Reshaping Technology (CRT) or Overnight Gas Permeable Lenses (Ortho K) and has a better safety profile.
Call our office for a Myopia Control Consultation if you are seeking a gentle, comfortable, safe, and affordable option for slowing down and controlling your child’s progressive myopia.