Myopia Control for Children
There are many effective ways of slowing myopia progression in children. What works best for your child depends on their development and ocular health. The best place to start is with a comprehensive eye exam. Our optometrists will work with you to develop the best strategy for your unique child.
At Stanislaus Optometric Center, Inc., we offer 2 of the most effective myopia control methods available.
Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses
Multifocal soft contact lenses with a center distance design work by slowing the eye’s elongation while the eye is still growing. Multifocal soft contact lenses are shown to be more effective at slowing myopia than bifocal lenses and just as effective as orthokeratology lenses.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) involves specially-designed rigid contact lenses designed to be worn overnight and removed during the day. These lenses reshape the curvature of the cornea over time. When worn consistently, they can provide clear vision with no need for other corrective eyewear.
Ortho-K can be used for myopia correction in both adults and children and is an attractive alternative to corrective eye surgery. Ortho-K is also a temporary solution: the effects are maintained only as long as you choose to wear the lenses.