If your child has been diagnosed with myopia (near-sightedness), and you find it has been increasing year to year - you're probably wondering if there is solution to stop or at least slow down the progression.
For years, eye care professionals and researchers have been wondering the same thing! Even though, there is no outright cure for myopia, research illustrates a number of treatments and regimens that can slow down the progression of myopia.
Why is an increase in myopia a concern?
Higher myopia is not an independent issue. It is associated with co-morbidities that increase risks of severe and irreversible loss of vision, such as retinal detachment, sub-retinal neovascularization, dense cataract, and glaucoma. Higher prescriptions also require thicker lenses.
What is myopia control?
There are several available treatments and regimens that can slow down the progression of myopia. Let us provide an individualized plan that works best for your child, which can include:
Eye focusing control through vision therapy
Limiting excessive near work
Increasing time outdoors
Bayview Vision is proud to offer an array of myopia control treatments. Book an appointment today to ask about myopia control for your child.