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Myopia Control

If you have trouble seeing objects from a distance or find yourself squinting at the movies, you may have nearsightedness or myopia. This eye condition occurs when light entering the eye cannot be focused correctly onto your retina (the nerve layer of your eye), causing your vision to appear blurry.

 

In most cases, nearsightedness is simply a minor inconvenience and poses little or no risk to the health of the eye. However, sometimes myopia can be so progressive or severe that it is considered a degenerative condition. Extreme nearsightedness, known as high myopia, could cause the eyes to grow larger, increasing the risk of retinal detachment, glaucoma, and weakness or damage to the center of the eye known as myopic maculopathy.

 

At Clarity Eyecare we offer different services to treat, prevent, and slow the progression of nearsightedness. Dr. Chan fits specialty contact lenses that are designed to halt the progression of the condition in children and young adults, among other treatment options for myopia control.

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Myopia is on the rise in all populations across the globe as the most common eye refractive error in both children and adults. Scientific evidence has proven that high amounts of nearsightedness are associated with glaucoma and other sight-threatening diseases. That is why at Clarity Eyecare, we are trying to control myopia and limit the increase as much as possible.

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Nearsightedness can be diagnosed with a basic eye exam. The condition is usually detected at a young age, such as when a child has trouble seeing the blackboard. Dr. Chan is well-versed in the latest treatments to control myopia, which commonly includes corrective glasses and contact lenses.

 

Studies have shown that another treatment, orthokeratology or ortho K, can help slow or stabilize myopia in children. With this non-surgical process, a patient wears special hard contacts every night while sleeping. The lenses temporarily mold the eyes so the patient does not have to wear glasses or contacts throughout the day.

 

Certain medicated eye drops can also control myopia. New soft contact lenses have also recently been approved by the FDA to control myopia.

 

Myopia can worsen despite treatment with glasses and contact lenses. Call us to schedule a consultation to discuss your correction options with Dr. Chan today.

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