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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.
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Depending on the age and myopia severity it may be recommended to do a combo treatment. Drops can be added to any treatment to further help prevent progression of myopia. Each child is given a personalized treatment plan according their risk factors.
Bifocals help relax the eyes and prevent over focusing while doing near work to help prevent myopia progression. Certain eyes will work best in glasses to help keep from the eyes changing every year.
Atropine is an eye drop that causes the eyes to relax and prevents over focusing to prevent myopia progression. In higher concentrations atropine causes the eyes to dilate, but has minimal to no dilation affects in lower concentrations.
Using multifocal contact lenses during the day helps correct the vision and prevents myopia progression. The contacts help prevent over focusing with near work. It also may have affects on the peripheral vision to prevent eye elongation and myopia progression.
OrthoK is a specialized treatment for myopia. It is a non-surgical way to correct the vision and prevent myopia progression. Small specialty contact lenses are used at night time to change the shape of the surface of the eye. This change in shape gives clear vision without glasses or contacts during the day, it also affects the peripheral vision to prevent eye elongation and myopia progression.
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.
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:
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.
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.