WHAT IS MYOPIA
NEARSIGHTEDNESS: A REAL CHILDREN’S HEALTH CONCERN
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Caused by excessive eyestrain
Especially at night
When driving or playing sports
When looking at distant objects
Or partially closing the eyelids to see clearly
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THE CONSEQUENCES OF UNTREATED MYOPIA
When left undiagnosed and untreated, myopia (nearsightedness) can lead to a host of complications, such as reduced ability to learn, and later in life:2
- Cataracts tend to develop sooner in nearsighted eyes.
- Nearsighted people are 2 to 3 times more likely to get glaucoma.
- Myopia increases the risk of retinal detachment.
We can perform a simple examination to determine if the vision issues you’re experiencing are caused by myopia — and put a treatment plan in place that may prevent further complications associated with myopia.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND CRT
Ortho-K (short for Orthokeratology) is a non-surgical solution for patients with myopia (nearsightedness) that uses specially designed contact lenses (like Paragon CRT® lenses) to improve vision.
When worn overnight, Paragon CRT® contact lenses gently corrects the curvature of the cornea, resulting in a corneal shape that focuses light correctly onto the retina. When removed in the morning, distant objects will come back into focus and patients can see clearly without the use of glasses or daytime contacts.
PARAGON CRT® CONTACT LENSES FIRST
FDA APPROVAL FOR OVERNIGHT USE
Our goal is to correct your vision by eliminating daytime use of eyeglasses or contact lenses. In the FDA trials for Paragon CRT® contact lenses, more than 90% were able to see 20/40 or better1 (the legal vision requirement for driving without glasses in most states).
COULD ORTHOKERATOLOGY BE RIGHT FOR ME OR MY CHILD?
Myopia (nearsightedness) usually begins in childhood, as early as age 6. When left uncorrected, myopia can affect a child’s ability to learn and develop.5
If you or your child suffers from any of the following symptoms of myopia, Paragon CRT® contact lenses might be right for you:
- Blurred vision when viewing distant objects
- Frequent squinting and blinking
- Difficulty with nighttime driving
- Needing to sit closer to the television or computer
- Holding books and tablets uncomfortably close while reading
- Falling behind in school
Innovative products like MiSight 1-day contact lenses help ensure a healthier future for myopic children.
We are proud to be one of the first practices in the country to be certified to fit MiSight 1-day contact lenses for myopia treatment, and be part of the Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program.
CooperVision, which manufactures MiSight 1-day lenses, calls Brilliant Futures “the new standard of care” for children with myopia. “It provides inclusive practice, child and parent support to create the optimal environment for compliance, satisfaction, clinical outcomes and long-term loyalty, all via a comprehensive management program featuring MiSight 1-day daily disposable contact lenses.”
What are MiSight 1-Day Contact Lenses?
MiSight 1-day contact lenses are soft lenses that are worn daily and disposed of after each use. A fresh pair of contacts are placed into the eyes every morning to provide the child with crisp and clear vision while also slowing the eye’s elongation — the source of progressive myopia.
These contacts are safe and easy for children to use since they require almost no maintenance.
Four different clinical trials were conducted to study the safety and effectiveness of MiSight lenses over a 3-year span; 135 children between the ages of 8-12 participated in the trials. Those who wore MiSight contacts experienced considerably less myopia progression than those who wore conventional soft contact lenses.
MiSight 1-Day Contact Lenses: A Popular Choice
CooperVision recently partnered with Sarah Michelle Gellar, a well-known American actress, entrepreneur and producer, to help spread awareness about the importance of myopia management and annual eye exams for myopic children.
The need for myopia management hit home for Gellar, who is myopic herself and has a child with myopia. “My husband and I are both nearsighted and our myopia has continued to worsen over time. We want our kids to have a chance for better vision and lower their risk for future eye health issues" explains Gellar.
While regular eyeglasses or contacts help children see a whiteboard or tennis ball, “MiSight 1-day lenses offer children the benefits of clear vision while slowing myopia progression during their growing years. That is why I am thrilled to be partnering with CooperVision on this campaign,” Gellar says.
Moreover, many parents are pleased to learn that MiSight 1-day contact lenses are FDA approved. In November 2019, the lenses received FDA approval to slow myopia progression in children who are 8-12 years old at the time of their first fitting — making MiSight 1-day contact lenses the only FDA approved soft contact lenses for myopia management!
We Are Proud to Be Part of the Myopia Management Movement
In addition to MiSight, VisionQuest offers other treatment options to manage childhood myopia, including specialized overnight-wear contact lenses and prescription eye drops.
Call us at 832-685-2020 or schedule an appointment online for your child today for a myopia consultation. We will assess your child’s vision and eye health, and recommend a treatment plan that will be right for your family.
Let us help ensure a clear and bright future for your child!