Myopia Control in Milford, CT
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common condition in which people have trouble seeing something in the distance but can still generally see objects up close clearly. Someone with myopia may struggle to decipher writing across the room or details from afar. This condition is often the result of the eyeball being too long or the cornea being too curved and typically begins in childhood.
Treating Progressive Myopia
When a child is diagnosed with myopia, they are usually prescribed eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct their vision. In some cases, the condition will stabilize by the time the child becomes an adult, but other times, myopia can get progressively worse as the eyeball shape continues to grow longer over time as the child ages.
When progressive myopia occurs, a person may experience eye strain, headaches, and fatigue after looking at objects in the distance for an extended period of time. Those with progressive myopia are also at a higher risk of developing eye health problems later in life such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration.
Because progressive myopia can have such a negative impact on a person’s eye health, it is important to get regular eye exams that screen for these conditions. If your doctor can catch myopia at an earlier stage, they will be able to create a myopia management plan that may help you or your child avoid some eye health problems later on.
MiSight® Contact Lenses
Various forms of myopia control help to slow or stop the progression of myopia so that nearsightedness does not get worse. One form of myopia control treatment is available through MiSight® contacts.
MiSight® contact lenses are a type of soft contact lenses that have been shown to slow the progression of myopia in children ages 8 to 12. They are also the only soft contact lenses to be FDA approved*, making them safe for your young child. At Lighthouse Vision, we are certified providers of MiSight®1 Day contact lenses. After an exam, we will decide if MiSight® lenses are right for your child and then determine the right prescription for them. Typically, our doctors will recommend regular follow-up appointments to monitor your child’s myopia management and make changes if necessary.
Do you want to know more? Book an exam with an eye doctor at our office and let us know you’re interested in learning more about myopia control and MiSight®contact lenses. We will examine your child’s eyes and present suitable next steps for their unique needs.