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Nearsightedness: Not Just An Inconvenience
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the eye grows too long, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it, resulting in blurry vision when looking at objects in the distance.
Although eyeglasses and standard contact lenses can correct a person’s vision, they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression.
Myopia significantly increases the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration. The higher your child’s myopia, the greater the risk.
If you’re concerned about your child’s long-term eye health and vision, contact Advanced Eyecare Optometric Center in Irvine today.
What is Myopia Management?
Ortho-K or orthokeratology is likely the leading treatment for myopia control, which involves the use of specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses that are worn overnight while the patient sleeps. The lenses gently reshape the front surface of the eye, or the cornea, to correct the refractive error and improve vision.
Ortho-K has been shown to be effective in slowing down the progression of myopia in both children and adults. By reducing the amount of time that the eyes are focusing on close objects, such as when reading or using a computer, ortho-K can help prevent the eye from growing longer and becoming more nearsighted.
We offer various types of myopia treatments
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Our Myopia Management Team
At our practice, Dr. Matthew Wang has over 20 years of experience fitting patients with ortho-K lenses. He has helped hundreds, if not thousands, of kids and adults improve their vision and preserve their eye health with this innovative treatment.
If you or your child are struggling with myopia and are looking for a safe and effective way to control its progression, ortho-K may be the right option for you. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wang and learn more about this exciting treatment.
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Myopia Management?
If you are concerned about your child’s myopia, call our practice today. Our eye doctor will help you understand more about your child's nearsightedness and will determine whether your child is a candidate for myopia management.
Take our myopia assessment online to find out whether your child could benefit from this life-changing treatment.
Myopia increases the risk of serious eye diseases
Myopia can significantly increase your risk of developing potentially sight-threatening eye conditions in the future. But how much does your risk grow, exactly?
Research shows that the worse your myopia is, the higher your risk. For example, your risk of developing myopic maculopathy, an especially severe form of macular degeneration, is 2.2x higher if your prescription is -2.00, and jumps to 9.7x at -4.00, 40.6x higher at -6.00, and is a whopping 126.8x higher at a prescription of -8.00.
This is why it’s so essential to stop myopia progression in its tracks with myopia management.
What Factors Increase Risk of Myopia?
According to our eye care team, the following factors may increase the risk of nearsightedness:
Myopic parents (one or both) increases the child's risk of nearsightedness.
Developing myopia before age 12 significantly increases the risk of severe myopia.
Spending too much time on digital screens and reading books can strain the eyes, increasing risk of nearsightedness.
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Protect your child’s long-term vision and eye health. Contact our Irvine optometry team regarding myopia management at Advanced Eyecare Optometric Center today!