Myopia (short- or near-sightedness) affects many school-aged children and is fast becoming a major public health issue of our time. It is estimated that the current number of 2 billion people (2010) with the condition will grow to a staggering 2.6 billion by 2020 and 4.8 billion by 2050. The onset of myopia at an early age brings with it the likelihood of life-long eye care, there is a significantly increased risk of serious ocular health problems with high myopia, which can lead to vision loss and blindness. For additional information visit here
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Myopia Treatment: What Works?
Here's a quick summary of common treatment options to slow down the progression:
- Atropine - low dose 0.01% atropine are used once per day
- Ortho-K (orthokeratology) - Hard over-night contact lenses; corneal reshaping
- Soft Multi-focal Contact Lenses - worn daily during the day
- Outdoor Time over 2 hours/day - plan for it!
The doctor will recommend best option for you or your child based on all of the clinical findings. Click here to book your appointment.