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Myopia Q&A’s

What Are the Various Types of Myopia Control?

1. Types of Myopia Control There are four widely accepted types of myopia control treatments: Orthokeratology (OrthoK aka CRT), Atropine eye drops, Distance-Center Multifocal Contact Lenses and in some cases Bifocal or Multifocal Eyeglasses. Optometrists throughout the country use methods based on patient age, prescription and need, sometimes combining methods...

What are the Optometric / Ophthalmic Treatments for Myopia?

Clinical Options Case example: A 6-year-old Asian female who presented for an exam already had –1.00D of myopia, and both her parents were significantly myopic. As studies have shown, early manifestations of myopic refractive error and the number of myopic parents are significant predictors of the child’s risk of myopia...

What options do we have for slowing this patient’s myopic progression?

1.Behavior modification is the first step in myopia control. Reduced Technology Time Reduced Near Point Ocular Stress Time Outdoors. Behavioral modifications, such as an extra 40 minutes of time outdoors, which research shows can reduce the progression of myopia, and following the 20-20-20 rule (a 20-second break to view something...

What are the Options to Control Myopia?

      There are excellent alternatives: Behavioral Modifications  Vision therapy for accommodative related dysfunction; and simple behavioral changes to enhance flexibility of focusing.  Relaxation (20-20-20 rule) of the visual system  Multifocal soft contact lenses Orthokeratology, or CRT (Corneal refractive technologies) Low dose atropine (0.01% to 0.05%) dosed at bedtime...

What are the Goals of Myopia Control?

It should be understood: Myopia is a refractive error and cannot be “cured”. Our goal is to slow the progression and avoid visual difficulties and associated complications. The goal of myopia control is to reduce the progression to less than 0.3 diopters per year from an average of 0.75 diopters...

What is Myopic Progression?

Myopic Progression is based on the retinal “IMAGE SHELL” Myopic Progression is multifactorial. It is related to poor optical imaging by refractive eyewear and contact lenses, genetics, time spent outdoors, time spent on intensive near point work, time spent on digital technology and other factors. The eye is ever-growing based...

Long-term Risks of Children with High Myopia?

5x the risk of early cataracts 14x the risk of glaucoma 22x the risk of retinal detachments (peripheral retina) 41x the risk of maculopathy (disease of central retina) The effects of near-sightedness, or myopia, are not simply alleviated through glasses or contact lenses. With or without glasses or contact lenses,...

What Might Cause Myopia?

The causes of myopia are multifactorial. Some of the causes are considered to be: Genetics (family trends of myopia) Environmental (the lack of time spent outdoors) Improper focusing through corrective eyewear and contacts (peripheral defocus) Excessive Nearpoint work Excessive time on digital technology...

What is the prevalence and basic relationships of myopia progression?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is becoming a worldwide public health crisis. In the United States, about one-third of the population has myopia and the prevalence is increasing. “Knowing your children’s potential risk of myopia and taking action before it’s too late can benefit their academic and athletic performance, personal growth and...

What is Myopia Control?

Myopia Control is the term describing the treatment methods used to slow down or stop the progressive loss of far vision in children by preventing the eyeball from growing too long. As myopia among children is being described as ‘epidemic,’ a variety of techniques for treating them are coming to...

What Causes Myopia Progression?

As children grow, their eyeballs can become larger and longer. This causes the focal point of a far object to become located further and further in front of the retina, creating the need for stronger and stronger eyeglass prescriptions....

What is Myopia?

Myopia is the refractive error that results when an imbalance of the eye structures responsible for creating an accurately positioned focal point of a faraway object (corneal power, lens power, and eyeball length) causes this point to be focused in front of the retina instead of on the retina. Myopia...

What causes myopia?

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/about/copyright Myopia: Nearsightedness, the ability to see close objects more clearly than distant objects. Myopia can be caused by a longer-than-normal eyeball or by any condition that prevents light rays from focusing on the retina. Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is an eye condition that causes blurry distance vision. People who...

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