Myopia Management

Is Your Child A Candidate For Myopia Management?

Rapidly progressing myopia is more than just a hassle — today’s research shows that it will put your child at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases in late adulthood, such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, and retinal degeneration. The higher your child’s myopia is, the greater the risks. Eyeglasses and standard contact lenses can only correct a person’s vision. Fortunately, our doctors can help slow the progression of your child’s myopia with a customized myopia management program.

What is Myopia Management?

Myopia management is an evidence-based program that can halt or slow the progression of myopia in children. Our doctors can help you decide which method is most suitable for your child depending on their age and myopia level.

Is Myopia Management Right for My Child?

The ideal candidate for myopia management is a child or young adult with practically any degree of myopia with documented progression. Although it’s best to begin myopia management as early as possible, many older children, teens, and college students can still benefit from this treatment. But first, here are a few factors to consider before embarking on a myopia management program:

  • The patient must be at least 6 or 7 years of age
  • He or she must be willing and able to care for contact lenses
  • Must have a certain level of maturity and responsibility
  • Be willing to use eye drops on a daily basis

Myopia management works best when parents take a proactive role. The earlier a child receives myopia management the better. For further information or to schedule your consultation, contact us today!