What's Real and What's Fake About Myopia Prevention and Progression
Did you know that these myopia myths can make it difficult to manage your nearsightedness? Let's take a look at some myopia facts.
Eyeglasses are the most common form of myopia control and correction. They provide pain free and effective results. Other treatment options include soft contact lenses, laser procedures, and pharmaceutical agents.
With children's vision changing as they grow, refractive laser procedures are not practical. The next best thing is soft contact lenses. Myopia control soft contacts can be fitted in children as young as 6 years of age. They are in daily disposable form, so it reassures parents that infection rate is low. With soft daily disposable contacts, cost may be a factor for some parents. If this is the case, pharmaceutical agents may be the next best option.
Compounded atropine drops are a medication that can be used to slow myopia progression. To slow the progression of myopia, it's used once a day, one drop in each eye. Due to the fact that this medication does not correct vision, it is frequently prescribed in conjunction with glasses and other myopia management methods.
Know the facts. Book a myopia consult at 180 Optometry to see what works best to control your child's myopia.
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