Who Is at Risk for Myopia?
Myopia can be passed down generationally. If one or both of your parents have myopia, you may be at greater risk. It can develop over time or very rapidly and often worsens during childhood and adolescence. Common myopia symptoms include:
How We Diagnose Myopia
An annual eye exam is an easy, convenient, and proven diagnosis of myopia.
Our doctors will ask you to read letters on the Snellen eye chart during the exam. If you struggle to see the letters, our optometrists can do a refraction test. This helps our team determine your condition’s severity and what solution will help you see clearly.
Myopia Management in Phoenix and Scottsdale
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common eye problem. Many people start experiencing symptoms as children, but it’s also common for adults to have visual issues seeing distant objects. At Optical Expressions, our team has years of experience helping patients manage myopia.
How Myopia Management Works
Myopia can worsen as you age. Symptoms can start early and continue until the eyes stop growing. As the eyes change, vision worsens because your natural lens’s shape changes. One of the ways we can treat myopia is through special contact lenses called Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses.
This treatment is part of the Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) category, and it’s a lens that you can wear overnight to gently correct the curvature of the cornea. By morning, the lenses are removed, and you’ll have clear vision without needing eyeglasses or contacts during the day.
Improving Vision and Quality of Life
Paragon CRT® isn’t just for adults with myopia. It can have a major impact on your child’s quality of life. quality of life. They’ll no longer need sports goggles, glasses, or daytime contacts to enjoy their everyday activities.
We also offer MiSight® 1 Day. It is an FDA-approved myopia management treatment intended to help slow down the progression of myopia in children 8-12 years old. MiSight® 1 Day was shown to slow the progression of myopia in children by 59%, resulting in lower prescriptions.
Choosing to treat your child’s myopia at an early age can result in:
Imagine a Life Free from Myopia
Looking for a permanent solution for your myopia symptoms? Then it’s time to determine if LASIK is right for your eyes.
This surgery corrects the shape of your natural lens and leaves you with clear vision. It’s a fast procedure with a quick recovery time so you can return to the activities you love.
Visit Your Myopia Management Experts at Optical Expressions
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