Myopia Control Options: Glasses, Contact Lenses, and Beyond
As someone who has experienced myopia or nearsightedness, you know how frustrating it can be to constantly rely on glasses or contact lenses. But did you know that there are other options for managing and even controlling myopia? At Lumina Eye Care, we offer a range of myopia control options that can help reduce the progression of myopia and even improve your overall eye health.
First, let's take a closer look at what myopia is and why it's important to manage it. Myopia is a condition in which the eye is unable to focus properly, causing distant objects to appear blurry. It's a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide and can lead to other eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment if left untreated.
So, what are the myopia control options available? Here are three options that we offer at Lumina Eye Care:
1. Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)
This is a non-surgical treatment that involves wearing custom-fitted gas permeable contact lenses overnight. The lenses reshape the cornea temporarily to correct myopia and reduce its progression.
2. Multifocal Contact Lenses
These contact lenses have multiple prescriptions in a single lens, allowing for clear vision at different distances. They can also help slow the progression of myopia in children.
3. Atropine Eye Drops
These eye drops contain a low dose of atropine, which helps relax the eye muscles and reduce the progression of myopia. They are typically used in children to slow down the progression of myopia.
It's important to note that myopia control options may not be suitable for everyone and that a comprehensive eye exam is necessary to determine the best treatment for your specific needs. Our team of eye care professionals at Lumina Eye Care can help you find the right treatment option for you or your child.
In addition to these treatments, there are also lifestyle changes that can help reduce the progression of myopia. Spending more time outdoors and taking regular breaks from near work such as reading or using electronic devices can help reduce the strain on the eyes and improve overall eye health.
At Lumina Eye Care, we are committed to providing comprehensive eye care services that are tailored to meet the individual needs of our patients. Whether you need a routine eye exam or myopia control treatment, our team of experienced eye care professionals is here to help.
Contact us today to book an appointment and take the first step towards better eye health.