Myopia, or near-sightedness, is projected to rise to 50% of the world population by 2050.
Couple of Eyes Vision Care provides scientifically supported methods of myopia control currently available. The doctors can design a long-term therapy plan for myopia control.
Orthokeratology (or Ortho-K):
The doctors personally custom-designed ortho-K lenses for overnight wear to control myopia. Parents should expect to follow a thorough follow-up schedule to maintain good vision and health. Patients must meet specific parameters to qualify for this option.
Contact lenses for myopia control:
Specific contact lenses worn during the day create the type of visual focus required to slow myopia progression. The doctors may find this option best for some patients. The doctors at Couple of Eyes are certified to prescribe the only FDA-approved daily disposable soft contact lens designed for myopia control.
Low-dose atropine eyedrops therapy:
Controlled use of low-dose atropine drops has been shown to be a safe and effective way of reducing the progression of myopia. This therapy can be used in conjunction with other myopia control options, and requires careful monitoring for potential side-effects.
Glasses to reduce near stress:
Myopia correction with a relaxed focus for digital devices can reduce the stimuli for myopic change.
Myopia Control Program at Couple of Eyes Vision Care
Internal structure of a typical myopic retina
Myopia increases the risk of vision-threatening problems, like retinal detachment and glaucoma.
Ortho K lens with characteristic myopia control fitting pattern