Myopia Control Specialist

Aimee Noll, OD

Optometrist located in Henderson, NV

Myopia is on the rise in America, especially in children. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to minimize vision loss available at Dr. Aimee Noll, OD. Myopia control can include keeping your prescription up to date, along with a cutting-edge treatment called ortho-k. With ortho-k lenses, you can reshape your cornea as you sleep. This improves your vision and helps prevent myopia progression. Call the Henderson, Nevada, office of Dr. Aimee Noll, OD, or click the online appointment maker to learn more about ortho-k myopia control now.

Myopia Control Q & A

What is myopia?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that you have sharp close-up eyesight but poor vision at a distance. This occurs when your cornea is overcurved or when your eye is elongated front to back. 

This refractive error is the most common visual problem today, affecting about 50% of all Americans. Childhood myopia is very common, and many children experience a slow-but-steady vision decline as they move through their school years. 

Fortunately, myopia control methods at Dr. Noll's office, can stop this progression.

What is myopia control?

Myopia control is a group of treatments that slow the progression of myopia in children. The options for myopia control include: 

Ortho-k

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.


What can I do for myopia control at home?

Dr. Noll can recommend some simple steps to avoid worsening myopia. For example, you can reduce your child’s daily screen time and encourage more outdoors play. 

Between myopia control treatments with Dr. Aimee Noll, OD, and lifestyle adjustments at home, you can protect your child’s eyesight now and as they grow into adolescence and adulthood. 

Learn more about myopia control for your child by calling the Las Vegas Valley office of Dr. Aimee Noll, OD, or clicking the online appointment scheduling tool now.

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