Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is a prevalent eye condition characterized by the inability to see distant objects clearly. This occurs because, instead of having a perfectly spherical shape, the eye is elongated, resembling a football. Consequently, light rays focus in front of the retina, rather than directly on it.
The global incidence of myopia, particularly in children, has been growing exponentially. Projections indicate that by 2050, approximately 60% of the world's population will be affected by myopia. It is widely recognized that myopia is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, and habitual factors. Early detection of myopia offers the opportunity to implement preventive measures to slow its progression. Tailored treatment plans are carefully discussed and designed to address your child's specific visual needs.
Myopia management and treatments require vigilant monitoring until a child no longer exhibits signs of myopia progression. The primary goal of myopia management is to mitigate the risk of associated eye conditions, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma and cataracts, while ensuring a lifetime of clear and stable vision.
What We Offer
We offer a range of control and management treatment options, including:
- Special eyeglass lenses
- Soft contact lenses
- Orthokeratology Contact Lenses
- Prescription Atropine Eye Drops
For comprehensive information on myopia control and management for your child, please do not hesitate to request an appointment with us today.