Myopia

Improve Your Child's Vision by Relying on Effective Myopia Control

Myopia is a common vision problem among children. There’s a chance it could correct itself on its own, but addressing myopia early on is a smart move. Parents in Katy, TX, who want to help their kids deal with their nearsightedness can partner us at M-EYE VISION for assistance.

Different forms of treatment can be used to tackle the issue of nearsightedness in children. These treatment methods are collectively known as "myopia control" and they can work wonders. Let’s discuss them in greater detail so that you can decide if they are suitable for your child.

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What Are the Forms of Myopia Control?

There are four main types of treatment related to myopia control:

The first involves the usage of atropine eye drops. These eye drops are used to dilate the pupil and temporarily limit the eye from shifting focus too much. Because of their effect on the eyes, these drops can reduce pain while simultaneously improving vision.

Next up are corneal reshaping lenses, which are also often referred to as ortho-k contact lenses. These lenses are supposed to be worn before going to bed and shape your corneas while you’re asleep. When you wake up, you can remove the lenses and enjoy improved vision for the rest of the day.

Multifocal contact lenses are also worth considering. The power in multifocal contact lenses changes from the top going to the bottom. The reason why the power changes is to ensure that whoever’s using the lenses can continue seeing clearly at any distance.

Multifocal eyeglasses work much in the same way as the multifocal contacts, but they present an alternative to those who may not be comfortable wearing contact lenses all day.

Seek Treatment from an Expert

Your child’s vision is something that must be cared for properly. It’s important to find the right expert who specializes in optometry. Dr. Liching Han is our resident optometrist and she will take excellent care of your child’s vision.

Dr. Han spent years learning about the intricacies of expert eye care while studying at the University of Houston-College of Optometry and the University of Missouri. Her twin sons needed to wear eyeglasses early on in their lives and that spurred Dr. Han to look deeper into why myopia had become such a prevalent issue among the youth. Along with myopia control, Dr. Han also specializes in other forms of treatment related to optometry.

Dr. Han wants to help all kids in Katy, TX, who are dealing with vision problems. If your child has a vision problem, please feel free to drop by M-EYE VISION. We’ll work with you and your child to come up with the effective treatment plan he/she needs. Call (281) 394-7886 today for an appointment.

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