Myopia occurs when the eyeball grows longer than average, causing light to focus in front of the retina, resulting in blurry distance vision. Glasses and contact lenses provide clear vision for patients with myopia. In pediatric patients, myopia is becoming more prevalent and treatment options are now available to halt the progression of myopia in children.
Specialty contact lenses can also be used to treat myopia progression. Our doctors treat myopia with orthokeratology (Ortho-K) or daily soft lenses called MiSight® 1 day. These lenses are worn at night while sleeping to temporarily reshape the cornea to improve vision and halt the progression of myopia. They are FDA approved soft daily lenses proven to reduce the progression of myopia in children.
At Elite Eye Care, your doctor will discuss the best option for your child based on their individual vision conditions and needs.