Parents, you can do something different so your chlid won't go thru prescription changes year after year.
Parents who are already nearsighted should want to do better for their children to reduce myopia progression.
Parents, reduce myopia in your child now and prevent vision from getting worse year after year with OrthoK!
By the year 2020, 1/2 the world's population will be myopic ! - states the World Health Organization (WHO)
The Myopia Epidemic is here! - according Centers of Disease Control (CDC)
Myopia is the most common eye condition.
Myopia occurs when the eye can no longer see clear at a distance.
Myopia or nearsightedness means the eye can see at near without a prescription.
Myopia has both heredity and environment components.
With 1 myopic parent, a child has a 15% risk. With 2 myopic parents, a child has a 60% risk of acquiring myopia.
Environmentally, prolonged near work such as reading and computer use is a major player in progressive myopia.
Ortho-k is over 95% effective in halting myopia progression in Kids.
Any eye muscle or over focusing problems must be tested and treated by an eye doctor for the best results.
Vision is much more than 20/20 at a distance. near point evalaution is vital!
ORTHO-K is the only procedure available to control myopia in children!
Children are not candidates for lasik refractive surgery.
Myopia progression is common among children as they use their eyes more and more with near visual tasks.
Myopia progression means the child's distance vision without a prescription gets worse year after year.
Eye elongation, deteriorating vision, stronger and thicker lenses all occur in myopia progression.
Wearing the distance minus prescription at near often advances the myopia even more.
Poor visual hygeine with few visual breaks ( the 20-20-20 rule) contribute also.
Eye muscle problems must be evaluated and managed if present , too.
Your child may have pseudo myopia or an over focusing problem at near where the eyes lock up and do not readily relax when looking at the distance leading to blurred distance vision.
Pseudo myopia can be correctly diagnosed with a wet refraction (prescription check with eye drops) to relax the focusing eye muscles and by a detailed near point evaluation.
If the child is pseudo myopic, the problem is at near so minus distance lenses will not correct the problem.
Plus lenses worn at near will correct the child's over focusing eye problem.
If untreated or misdiagnosed, pseudo myopia will become longstanding myopia.
Early treatment of pseudo myopia and myopia prevention can prevent your child's vision from getting worse year after year at distance.
Myopia generally means the eyes are too strong .
The image focuses in front of the retina.
If they eye muscles are too weak at near, headaches and eyestrain can result.
Another term for eye muscle weakness at near is convergence insufficiency.
Myopia, eye muscle weakness, and over focusing can all lead to blurred distance vision.
Convergence insufficiency must be treated to reduce myopia progression, headaches and eyestrain.