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Ortho-K lenses are special contacts that temporarily reverse and reduce refractive error. They are FDA approved and treat low to moderate myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. They are convenient and cater to many types of needs and lifestyles because the lenses are worn while you sleep. While you rest, they reshape the front surface of your cornea, allowing you to have better vision during the day.
Multifocal contact lenses are typically used to improve the near vision of patients over the age of 40 and who are starting to develop presbyopia – a problem caused by the hardening and subsequent inflexibility of the natural lens of the eye. However, multifocal lenses have also been found to be extremely effective in helping to slow the progression of myopia.
Myopia is a growing problem among children in the country and around the world. When children become myopic (or nearsighted), their long-distance vision worsens as they grow. Fortunately, there are treatments that slow down myopic progression. Myopia management impedes myopia so that your child does not develop serious ocular conditions over time.
Many people all over experience eye pain and irritation due to a condition called dry eye syndrome. Dry eyes usually feel itchy or scratchy, with the individual experiencing sensitivity to light. Over time, the symptoms can interfere with an individual’s daily life. People with dry eyes find it almost impossible to wear contacts. If not treated, dry eyes can cause serious eye health and vision problems. Fortunately, there is a solution to the dry eyes condition.
Standard contact lenses aren’t right for everyone. In fact, there are many different eye conditions that can make regular contact lenses uncomfortable or unstable, resulting in issues such as irritation and poor quality vision. Keratoconus is a common eye issue that can prevent patients from wearing standard contacts.
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of evaporative dry eye in adults and more recently has been shown to occur in adolescents. MGD has been linked to screen use in many studies in both children and adults.
This pilot study identified the frequency and severity of dry eye syndrome (DES) symptoms in a pediatric population and their association with screen time using a modified Standard Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness Questionnaire (mSPEED) questionnaire.