If your child has Myopia ( shortsightedness), you’re probably wondering if there is a cure?
Or, at least something that can be done to slow it’s progression so your child doesn’t need stronger glasses year after year!
What is Myopia Control?
Although an outright cure for shortsightedness has not been discovered, Burgun & Brennan Optometrists can now offer a number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia.
These treatments can induce changes in the structure and focusing of the eye to reduce stress and fatigue associated with the development and progression of shortsightedness.
Why should you be interested in myopia control? Because slowing the progression of myopia may keep your child from developing high levels of shortsightedness that require thick, corrective glasses and have been associated with serious eye problems later in life, such as early cataracts or even a detached retina.
Currently, four types of treatment are showing promise for controlling myopia:
- Atropine eye drops
- Multifocal contact lenses
- Orthokeratology (“ortho-k”)
- Multifocal glasses