Myopia is simply nearsightedness – a progressive eye disease common to children and young adults, especially if both parents are also near sighted.
We live in a nearsighted world with the increased prevalence of digital technologies and there is no expectation of that changing any time soon. While being slightly myopic can be beneficial later in life to allow for near work without readers, high or degenerative myopia can lead to increased risk for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other ocular disease.
Early treatment of myopia (nearsightedness) is key in slowing progression and lowering the risk or ocular disease later in life. Backed by 20+ years of research into different modalities for treating myopia, the optometrists at Urban Eyecare can design a treatment plan specific to your child or young adult.
Multimodality treatments range from soft to hard contact lenses, with or without the addition of topical medication, or medication alone.
Once treatment is dialed in we can expect a decrease in progression of about 50% of both axial length and dioptric changes. We believe that monitoring axial length (over all depth of the eye) is the strongest indicator of progression and a purely objective measurement for myopia control. We work with the latest technology, utilizing an Oculus Myopia Master to both measure and monitor for change over time. If we see progression occur we can quickly pivot and alter treatments as necessary.
We offer a comprehensive yearly treatment plan, with either a single lumpsum payment (and discount) or monthly installments. Each individualized plan includes everything required for treatment, including contact lenses or topical medications, insertion and removal education, quarterly (year 1) and biannual (years 2+) measurements, comprehensive exam, and any treatment related red eye issues which may arise.
We are aware that each person entering our office has their own unique challenges and goals. We’re here to be the interface between myopia and the latest advancements in treatment. We custom design each lens on a per-child basis to achieve best results over time – no one size fits all treatments here. We proudly work with Wave and Eyespace orthokeratology lenses.
Questions? Start a conversation with our doctor today!