Myopia control is a group of treatments that slow the progression of myopia in children. The options for myopia control include:
Ortho-k is a treatment involving special contact lenses. These lenses reshape your child’s corneas while they sleep. In the morning, your child removes the lenses and the freshly remodeled corneas allow light to hit the retinas properly.
This translates into corrected vision for the whole day, no glasses or contacts needed. Corneas are highly malleable, which means they’re easily molded but also that they revert to their original shape gradually. So, to reap the benefits of ortho-k treatment, your child must wear them nightly.
Multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal contacts have a variety of different viewing zones. While the middle part of the lenses corrects myopia, the outer edges of the lenses slightly blur peripheral eyesight. This can prevent the eye from elongating and thus stop myopia progression.
MiSight® contact lenses
CooperVision MiSight® 1 day lens is a daily wear, single-use contact lens that has been clinically proven and FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia at the initiation of treatment for children 8-12 years old.
The most popular myopia control treatment is ortho-k. Dr. Noll explains all the myopia control options and prescribes a plan that will help your child avoid worsening myopia.