Case study: Customizing treatment for a struggling 7-year-old

By Jennifer Lee, O.D

IB is a 7-year old female who came in for a consultation in September of 2017. After a thorough exam and discussion with the family, she started on our custom-designed overnight contact lenses. She was successful and motivated to get the contacts in and out on her own. Over several months she was compliant in inserting the lenses at bedtime and then removing them in the morning. Her initial scans of the surface of the eye were on track for optimal myopia control. Everything seemed perfect.

Then one day her mother called saying that IB was struggling and ultimately stopped using the contacts. After lengthy discussions with IB’s parents, we decided to try a different approach and prescribed soft multifocal contacts to wear during the daytime instead. IB was reluctant at first, so for a couple of weeks, we just had her practice putting artificial teardrops in her eye and working on the technique to put in and take out lenses. Things still weren’t progressing, so at the next visit, I asked if it would be okay if her mother put the lenses in for her and she agreed. As soon as IB’s mother inserted the soft contact lens for her, she instantly felt better. We hadn’t seen her so excited until that day. The most recent follow-up I had with IB she came in with such confidence, happiness, and a complete difference in attitude compared to the first time I saw her.

Cases like this one show that not every treatment is the same for each patient. We always work with the parents and children on what makes them comfortable and provides optimal myopia control. Here at Treehouse Eyes, we cater to the treatment plans to every one of our patients. The goal is to slow or prevent the progression of myopia in children and make children comfortable and happy throughout this process. If your child is myopic please visit to learn more and book a consultation for your child.

During my time at Treehouse Eyes, I’m proud to say that the families and children I work with have been phenomenal. Parents are so motivated to help their child, the children are great to work with and each case is different, requiring a customized approach to get a treatment plan that works. I had a great example of that recently, where I had to change the treatment plan for one of our patients to ensure she was getting the best result.


Having good eyesight helps us out in a multitude of ways. It keeps us safe as we go about our daily life, and it ensures that we can fully participate in all activities that we engage in. As one of our five senses, it’s important to maintain a healthy sense of sight, and good vision is key to your child enjoying a happy, healthy, and meaningful childhood. At Treehouse Eyes, we specialize in non-invasive myopia care and are dedicated to working through treatment programs with you and your child that suit your child’s lifestyle needs. Are you searching for an effective treatment method for your child’s myopia? Read on to find out more about our non-invasive myopia care in Ohio.

Overnight Contact Lenses in Ohio

With overnight contact lenses, all your child has to do is pop them in at night and remove them the next day when they get up. They can then enjoy clear vision throughout the day without needing to use contact lenses. Overnight contact lenses are recommended for active children who do not have the inclination, time, or patience to maintain daytime contact lenses. If you do not think that your child is up to using daytime contact lenses just yet, you can opt for overnight contact lenses first to get them used to contact lenses.

Daytime Soft Contact Lenses in Missouri

For older children who have demonstrated a strong sense of responsibility, daytime soft contact lenses are typically the best choice. If your child has shown that they are able to maintain high levels of hygiene throughout the day and are able to take care of themselves and their possessions, you can start with daytime soft contact lenses.

Choose Treehouse Eyes for Myopia Care for Kids

Let our specialists at Treehouse Eyes help your child to achieve better vision with our non-invasive treatment methods such as personalized contact lenses and prescription eye drops. Our specialists will provide comprehensive assessments and identify the best treatment plan for your child when it comes to their eye care routine. Thanks to our treatment methods that are non-invasive, you can rest assured that the journey for your child to gain improved eyesight will be effective, comfortable, and time-efficient! If you are thinking of getting prescription eye drop, read about our prescription eye drop disclaimer here.

Looking for more information about our myopia care and treatments for kids in Ohio? To find your nearest Treehouse provider or schedule a consultation, simply click here.