How it works
Treehouse Eyes doctors use state-of-the-art equipment to develop a personalized treatment plan for your child. Our non-invasive treatments include customized contact lenses and special prescription eye drops. Data from children using our patent-pending Treehouse Vision System® treatment plan shows a 78% decrease in the progression of their myopia vs. no treatment. At your initial consultation, your Treehouse Eyes doctor will determine the treatment that will work best for your child.
Our Myopia Treatment Options
These specially designed contact lenses are designed to be worn at night only, put in right before bed and taken out in the morning. Called our KIDS lenses, these custom contact lenses gently and comfortably reshape the front surface of the eye during the night, with an effect that lasts all day. These lenses are customized for each child to fit their eye and are designed to help reduce the progression of myopia. Parents appreciate that these lenses stay at home, so there is no risk of a child losing them outside the home. An added benefit of KIDS lenses is that your child will be able to see without the need for glasses or regular contacts during the day, so they can see clearly in school and for sports and other activities.
These customized contact lenses are designed to be placed on the eye in the morning and removed each night. They have a special optical design to reduce the progression of myopia while providing clear vision during the day. This treatment allows children to be free from glasses all day while providing excellent comfort and vision for all their activities.
Another treatment alternative is a prescription eye drop, formulated to a specific concentration known to reduce the progression of myopia. These drops are applied at night before bed, according to the schedule your Treehouse Eyes doctor recommends. The child wears glasses or contact lenses during the day. This treatment is excellent for families concerned if their child is ready for a contact lens treatment, and often used for younger children or those showing rapid progression.
How Myopia Treatment Works
Frequently Asked Questions
The initial consultation involves a detailed history and several tests performed by the doctor, as well as a discussion about findings and the recommended treatment plan. We allow an hour for this initial consultation.
Typically, treatment should continue until there is no risk of your child's eye continuing to grow too long, which the doctor can determine each year.
Treehouse Eyes uses only FDA approved products, including contact lenses and prescription eye drops. Like all medical procedures, there are risks that the doctor will discuss with you during the consultation, but these are minimized by ensuring the right treatment for your child and consistent follow ups.
Over the last decade, researchers and clinicians have shown through numerous clinical studies that myopia in children can be slowed, or even stopped. While this information is now well known in the eye care community, there is a lot of work to do to educate the public and other health care professionals.
With thousands of children now in myopia treatment using the treatments used at Treehouse Eyes, our doctors are some of the most experienced with the best success rate in the country. Your Treehouse Eyes doctor will discuss expectations for your child at your initial consultation.