Do you or your child have myopia? If your child is near-sighted, it means that they can see objects clearly when they are close but those in the distance will appear blurry. Most of them will need to have some kind of vision correction to help with the long distance vision. As a parent, you have to know how to manage myopia in your children. Read on for a comprehensive parent guide to myopia treatment!
Glasses Or Contact Lens
If your child has myopia, they are likely to be using one of the following vision correction options:
• Single vision glasses
• Single vision disposable soft contact lenses
• Single vision hybrid contact lenses
• Overnight-wear contact lenses
Is It Enough To Correct Your Vision?
Many parents choose single vision glasses and contact lenses that help with long distance vision by correcting the refractive error. However, we have learned over the years that single vision glasses are unable to slow the progress of near-sighted vision. The single vision glasses and contact lenses are able to correct the vision but do not serve to slow down the progression of myopia.
There are certain ways to improve your child’s vision by slowing down the progression of myopia and reducing risks associated with having myopia. These options include some types of prescription eye drops and contact lenses. Always check with your eye care professional to see which one is best for your child.
Daytime Contact Lenses
While most children have single vision contact lenses, they have not been shown to slow the progression of myopia. However, contact lenses that have multi-focal optics have been shown to help slow the progression of myopia. These multi-focal contact lenses are traditionally given to older adults who need help with short distance vision for activities like reading.
Glasses Or Spectacles
Single vision glasses come with a one lens power and are usually prescribed for children to correct near-sighted vision. These glasses do not slow the progression of myopia. Now, eye care professionals have better treatment options for you other than single vision glasses or contact lenses.
Overnight Contact Lenses
Overnight contact lenses are worn overnight. They gently and comfortably reshape the eye’s front surface while your child is sleeping. After waking up in the morning and removing the contact lens, they are able to enjoy their day with clear vision without the need for contacts or glasses. This lens-free lifestyle is less restrictive, so children can be more active at school and in sports.
Choose Treehouse Eyes for Myopia Care for Kids
At Treehouse Eyes, we aim to provide children with better vision for their whole life. We are the first health care practice that is specially dedicated to treating myopia in children. Our doctors have helped thousands of children enjoy better vision and reduce their risks of having serious eye diseases linked to myopia.
To find out more about our myopia care and treatments for kids, click here to find your nearest Treehouse Eyes provider and schedule a consultation today.