Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects from afar Myopia control is the use of specific treatments to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. Currently, there are four categories of myopia control treatments: diluted atropine eye drops, multifocal contact lenses, multifocal eyeglasses and orthokeratology (ortho-k).
Myopia control is important because it may help reduce the risk of vision-threatening complications associated with high myopia later in life — including glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachments and possibly blindness. If you have a strong family history if high myopia, it would be worth discussing these options with your optometrist. Please contact us contact us at (508) 832-9392 – Auburn or (508) 366-7461 – Westboro for more information.