Are you worried about your child's vision? Do they struggle to see objects that are far away? If that's the case, your child may have myopia, which is also known as nearsightedness. Myopia happens when the eye becomes elongated, causing distant objects to appear blurry. Unfortunately, myopia is becoming more common among children, so it's vital to take action to control its progression.
At Ashton Riley we offer various services to help manage your child's myopia, including Stellest lenses and MiSight contact lenses. My team of experienced optometrists can guide you through the process, ensuring your child receives the best possible care.
What is Myopia Control? Myopia control is a range of treatments that aim to slow down or stop myopia's progression in children. The earlier myopia is identified and addressed, the better the outcomes. The goal of myopia control is to reduce the risk of developing severe myopia, which can result in serious eye issues later in life, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.
Stellest Lenses: Stellest lenses are an advanced treatment for myopia control. These lenses use innovative technology to minimize eye strain, which can help slow down myopia's progression. Stellest lenses are designed to be worn during the day, and we offer them in a variety of stylish frames that match your child's personal style.
MiSight Contact Lenses: MiSight contact lenses are another effective treatment for myopia control. These soft contact lenses are designed to be worn during the day and are perfect for active children who dislike wearing glasses. MiSight lenses work by slowing down the eye's elongation, which is the primary cause of myopia. They're comfortable, easy to use, and can be worn by children as young as eight years old.
Why is Myopia Increasing in Children? Myopia is becoming more common in children, and several factors contribute to this trend. One significant factor is the increased use of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers. Studies have shown that excessive screen time can increase the risk of myopia in children. Another contributing factor is the lack of outdoor activity. Spending time outdoors, especially in natural light, has been shown to reduce the risk of myopia.
At Ashton Riley, we're here to help you navigate the world of myopia control. Our team of experts can guide you through the process, and we offer a range of treatments tailored to your child's specific needs. Whether you opt for Stellest lenses, MiSight contact lenses, or a combination of both, we're here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards safeguarding your child's vision.