Did you know that it may be possible to slow the progression of your child’s nearsightedness (myopia)? Higher amounts of nearsightedness carry a risk of glaucoma, retinal detachments and retinal degenerations for some patients. The World Health Organization, the American Academy of Optometry and the American Academy of Ophthalmology all acknowledge that the prevalence of myopia is increasing and that controlling myopia is an important public health concern. These same organizations recognize that a number of treatment options have been shown to slow the progression of myopia in some children. These methods include:
The appropriate myopia control strategy for your child depends on the many factors. We work carefully with families to develop the best options for your child and options that will work with your family's busy schedule. Because there is an increased prevalence of dry eye in young people due to screen use, we leverage our Dry Eye Center of Excellence with its advanced resources to detect and address this potential problem before symptoms of contact lens intolerance interfere with efforts at myopia control.
The doctors at Korb & Associates have both clinical and research expertise in the area of myopia control and complex contact lenses, increasing the efficiency with which we can develop a comprehensive program that has the best chance for success.