Myopia Control from Our Ortho-K Specialist
Myopia, better known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that's caused by the distance between the retina and the cornea being too long. Myopia causes light rays to focus in front of the retina instead of on it. If you or your child is experiencing myopia, our eye doctor at OrthoK Plus in South Jordan can prescribe myopia control methods to slow the condition's progression. This can preserve your eyesight so that you won't need a very high prescription later in life.
What Causes Myopia?
We often see patients suffering from myopia because it runs in their families. Studies also suggest that not enough time outdoors can lead to the progression of myopia in children. Adults who are at higher risk of developing eye diseases are more at risk of myopia. Our eye doctor can help determine what stage the myopia is at and what level treatment is needed.
Symptoms of Myopia
Patients suffering from myopia can see objects in front of them, but objects in the distance appear blurry. There are other symptoms of myopia that are important to look out for, including:
- Frequently rubbing your eyes
- Excessive blinking
- No ability to see objects in the distance
- Vision trouble while driving
- Headaches caused by eyestrain
- Needing to squint in order to see clearly
How Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Can Help
Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K, is a treatment for myopia using specialized contact lenses. These lenses are designed to be worn at night while you sleep. Over time, the contacts gently reshape the surface of the eye. In the morning, the contacts are removed, and you will be able to see clearly without glasses or contacts. It also keeps your peripheral vision in check, which prevents the elongating of myopia progression.
Contact Us for Myopia Control from Our Eye Doctor in South Jordan, UT
If you believe you are suffering from myopia, our eye doctor at OrthoK Plus is ready to assist you. Our Ortho-K specialist can provide you with a thorough analysis and the treatment needed for your myopia. For more information on our myopia management or to learn more about how we help patients at our South Jordan office, contact us today. We are committed to providing patients the myopia control they need.