Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects far away. It is caused when the light entering the eye is focused in front of the retina instead of on it. This typically occurs when the eyeball is elongated, which is common in children who are growing quickly. Changes in your child’s vision may happen often, so it is important for them to continue to visit the eye doctor regularly to update their prescriptions for their glasses or contacts.
Nearsightedness can be treated with Ortho-K, also known as, myopia control. There are different approaches to myopia control and Ortho-K is one approach. At 2020 Vision Place, we sit down with you and go over all of the options to help slow down the rate of your child’s myopia. Whether it be drops, contacts, glasses, or a combination, our Ortho-K experts, Dr. Glenda Aleman and Dr. Ralph Bourjolly, take pride in helping these children that suffer from myopia. After a thorough examination with a vision screening, we will be able to find the correct prescription so that you or your child will be able to see clearly.