Myopia ManagementUncontrolled and progressive childhood myopia AKA near sightedness, can cause very serious eye diseases later in life. Slowing down the progression is a gift to your child for many years to come. Offer your child a brighter future with myopia management.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is reaching epidemic proportions. By 2050, half of the world’s population is expected to have myopia. Progressing and high amounts of myopia significantly raises the risk of developing sight threatening eye diseases later in life such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration.
The level of myopia correction in a child is directly correlated to their risk of eye disease. The higher the myopia, the greater the risk. A child between -0.75D and -3.00 is more than 3 times more likely to develop retinal detachment in the future. That number TRIPLES for individuals with high myopia (-5.00 and more).
If you’re concerned that your child’s vision is deteriorating, contact us at Beyond Optometry. Our team of trained professionals can start a slow down immediately. Read more.
What you should expect
A substantial slow down of your child’s nearsightedness
Less chances of sight altering diseases for your child in the future
Better outcome on eye development
Gifting a healthy future to your child
What our Doctors/staff Do
Consult you about the best treatment plan specific for your child
Plan a treatment with you, the parents!
Treat with soft contact lenses, drops, or corneal reshaping contact lens
Teach insertion & removal and how to care for lenses
Evaluate the contact lenses on eyes
Closely monitor progression of myopia
What is Myopia and why does it need to be managed?
Myopia is the most common refractive error among children and young adults. It occurs when the eye is elongated, causing light to focus in front of retina instead of directly on it. This causes distant objects to appear blurred while nearby objects remain clear.
The degree of myopia can progress gradually or rapidly, especially at young ages. This is not just a matter of needing stronger glasses. If the myopia continues to progress, your child is at a higher risk of developing eye diseases later in life that can lead to permanent vision loss and even blindness.
Spectacles and standard contact lenses can correct a person’s vision, however they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression.
What are the options for my child?
There are three specific treatment options to slow the progression of myopia.
- – Specially designed soft contact lenses
– Orthokeratology AKA corneal reshaping therapy
– Atropine eye drops
- Our doctors work closely with each family and customize treatment programs for every child based on their unique needs. Patients are thoroughly evaluated, carefully monitored, and reviewed frequently in order to monitor progress and modify the treatment to ensure best outcomes. Follow-up visits generally occur every few months to assess the treatment’s efficacy.
Your Actions shape your child’s future
If you are concerned about your child’s myopia, call our practice today. Our team of eye care professionals will help you understand more about your child’s nearsightedness and will determine whether your child is a candidate for myopia management.
Remember, we’re here to help. Please don’t hesistate to reach out to us with any questions
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Monday 10 AM – 2 PM
Tuesday 10 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 9 AM – 6 PM
Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Selected Saturdays 10 AM – 2 PM
3440 Del Lago Blvd. Suite E
Escondido, CA, 92029