Why Does My Child's Nearsightedness Need to Be Managed?
Not only does myopia cause blurry vision, being nearsighted significantly increases your child’s risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration. The higher your child’s myopia, the greater the risk.*
Day to day, less nearsightedness leads to a better quality of life for your child. Kids feel more confident when they aren’t completely dependent on their glasses, and also when their glasses lenses aren’t super thick. Kids often perceive they are doing better in school and activities.
Although eyeglasses and standard contact lenses help kids see their best right now, they do not treat the underlying cause of myopia or slow its progression. This is where myopia management comes in.
What is Myopia Management?
Our myopia management program uses various treatments to prevent or slow the progression of your child's nearsightedness. Depending upon your child's specific needs, our doctors prescribe management options that can help your child maintain better vision now and healthy eyes in the future.
Several methods can be used to manage and slow down the progression of nearsighted vision. These strategies include:
Studies show these myopia control approaches can slow myopia by at least 50%. Waco Vision Source is proud to bring these state of the art treatments to our patients right here in Central Texas.
*The higher your child’s myopia, the greater the risk.