Soft Multifocal Lenses For Myopia Management
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is an eye condition characterized by the elongation of the eye during early childhood and the teenage years. This elongation causes light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it, resulting in blurred vision when looking at distant objects. While regular glasses or contact lenses can correct the visual acuity, they do not address the underlying elongation of the eye itself.
It is crucial for parents to understand that myopia can pose risks to their child's eye health. If myopia worsens each year, there is an increased likelihood of developing sight-threatening conditions like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and glaucoma later in life. At Child & Family Eye Care, we offer a myopia management program that incorporates the use of soft multifocal contact lenses to slow down or even halt the progression of myopia in children.
Soft multifocal contact lenses are designed with three different prescriptions within a single lens, providing clear vision for near, intermediate, and far distances. These lenses are made from breathable and flexible materials that allow proper air circulation to the cornea, ensuring a healthy and comfortable fit. They are suitable for older children and teenagers, with FDA approval for children aged 8 and above. Even children with varying levels of astigmatism can benefit from soft multifocal contact lenses as part of their myopia management approach.
By utilizing soft multifocal contact lenses in our myopia management program, we aim to mitigate the progression of myopia in children, reducing the associated risks of future eye conditions. Contact Child & Family Eye Care today to learn more about how our comprehensive approach can help manage your child's myopia and safeguard their long-term eye health.
How Do Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses Slow Myopia Progression?
These specialized contact lenses are intended for daytime wear, providing your child with clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses. Apart from correcting distance vision, these lenses have been meticulously designed to enable clear vision at all distances. By strategically redirecting the incoming light rays from the peripheral vision to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it, they provide subtle feedback to the brain. This feedback helps halt the elongation of the eye, effectively slowing down or even halting the progression of myopia.
One notable benefit is that children who wear soft multifocal contact lenses often experience a significant reduction in the rapid worsening of their prescription. This means that their myopia advances at a slower pace or may even stabilize altogether. By utilizing these lenses, we aim to provide your child with clearer vision while actively working to manage and control the progression of their myopia.
Allow your child to experience the freedom of clear vision throughout the day with the help of soft multifocal contact lenses. Contact us at Child & Family Eye Care to learn more about how our myopia management program incorporating these lenses can benefit your child's eye health and visual well-being.
We Offer Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses and Other Myopia Treatments
During your initial consultation, our experienced doctors will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the extent of your child's myopia, which includes evaluating corneal shape and refractive error. Based on this assessment, our doctors will provide personalized recommendations for the most suitable myopia management treatment options. We encourage patients and parents to ask any questions they may have during this process, as we value open communication and want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the recommended treatment plan.
If you decide to proceed with soft multifocal contact lenses, our doctors will carefully determine the precise prescription adjustments needed and skillfully fit the contact lenses to ensure optimal placement and comfortable wear for your child. Your child will experience immediate clarity of vision with the lenses. Over time, you will notice a significant slowdown or even cessation of your child's myopia progression, greatly reducing the long-term risks associated with their vision.
Whether your child already has myopia or it's time for their annual checkup, we invite you to call us today and schedule an appointment with our dedicated doctors. They will provide comprehensive guidance on our myopia management program and address any concerns you may have. Our practice proudly serves patients from The Woodlands, Magnolia, Shenandoah, Tomball, and surrounding communities. Take the proactive step towards safeguarding your child's vision by contacting us today.