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Myopia Control

Lindsey Behrendt, OD

 

Has your child’s prescription gotten stronger year after year?

 

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is increasing in prevalence and has been recently named as the “myopic epidemic.” Currently, one-third of the US population has been diagnosed with nearsighted vision.  Myopia is expected to increase in the US and globally over the next thirty years.

 

Risk factors for myopia onset and progression include: the age of the patient upon the initial onset, ethnicity (with patients of Asian descent at the greatest risk), parental myopia, time spent outdoors, and time spent performing near work, such as reading and digital device use.

 

Single vision glasses and contact lenses may be used to correct blurred vision associated with this refractive error. However, as myopia increases, the future risk of eye conditions, such as retinal detachments, glaucoma, and macular disease processes, increases.  Delaying or preventing myopia can reduce the risk of the associated eye conditions.

 

Simple strategies can be used to manage and slow down the progression of nearsighted vision. These strategies include:

  • Soft multifocal contact lenses
  • Orthokeratology
  • Low-dose atropine pharmaceutical drops

Studies show these myopia control approaches can slow myopia by at least 50%. Additional research may be viewed at brienholdenvision.org.

 

Our doctors at Exclusively Eyecare are considered experts when it comes to slowing down the progression of nearsightedness. All patients are screened for myopia and its associated progression during their comprehensive annual examinations.  If you have any additional questions or would like to begin a myopia control option for your child, please contact us today!

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We are excited to bring you new video resources that address the myopia epidemic and how we can partner with you to provide exceptional treatment options. These resources share the vision and life-altering benefits that Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses provide to your patients.

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Protecting Your Child’s Potential
Children with myopia can suffer both academically and socially. This video dramatizes the personal impact of myopia as well as the powerful benefits that Paragon CRT® can have on the lives of children as they develop into young adults.
What is Myopia?
This video speaks directly to consumers about the causes, symptoms, and the alarming statics surrounding the global myopia epidemic. The story of myopia and how Paragon CRT® addresses this serious health issue is told in a concise, visually impactful way.
Patient Testimonials
Who better to talk about the life-changing impact of Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses than the patients whose lives have been changed. This video tells the story of the powerful role that Paragon CRT® plays in patient’s lives.
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