Control With Ortho-k
Studies have indicated that Orthokeratology lenses may be a viable myopia treatment option to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children..
Otherwise known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, myopia is a condition in which your near vision is clear but distant objects appear blurred to an uncorrected eye. This is due to the eyeball elongating as we grow during early adolescence. The result is a mismatch between the length of the eye and its optical power causing light entering the eye to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it.
Using iSee Ortho-k corneal reshaping lenses to gently reshape the cornea re-aligns the optical focal point onto the retina allowing patients with prescriptions as high as -10.50 to see clearly all day. Although the use of iSee Ortho-k corneal refractive therapy lenses are not FDA approved for myopia progression control, there are many studies that suggest that Ortho-k therapy may reduce the progression of myopia(nearsightedness) in many children and adolescent Ortho-k therapy patients.
In addition to Ortho-K, corneal reshaping lenses providing nearly immediate results in correcting myopia. Several studies also indicate that Ortho-K corneal refractive therapy lenses may help prevent myopia from worsening significantly in future.
Traditionally, glasses and conventional daytime contact lenses have been prescribed to correct myopia. However, for children, and many young adults, this correction does not prevent their myopia from worsening over time thus requiring stronger prescription lenses to achieve the necessary level of correction.
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