Ortho-K for Myopia Control
Serving San Jose, CA
Myopia Control for Children and Adults
Children that suffer from myopia (nearsightedness) now have the chance to achieve clear vision without wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses during the daytime. The use of orthokeratology in kids’ eye care is becoming more common than ever. Let’s explain the basics of what it is and how it works.
Typically called ortho-k, this cutting-edge treatment is worn overnight and keeps your child glasses and contacts free all day long.
Even after years of needing vision correction, orthok will allow you to leave your eyeglasses and contacts at home. And this is all accomplished without a need for surgery!
Dr. Mac, your OrthoK specialist in San Jose, is experienced and skilled in fitting adults and children with ortho-k lenses. Adults can also benefit from the use of Ortho-K. Imagine a day without worrying about losing a contact lens in your eye or taking out your lenses at night.
From Essilor of America:
Nearly half of all Americans suffer from myopia, and while many practitioners are aware of the rising rate of myopia in places like East Asia, many may not know there has been a dramatic increase in this condition in the United States over the last 10 years. Myopia is more than a refractive condition that causes annoyingly blurry vision, and it can impact the lives of patients with eye allergies who are affected.
We know how important clear comfortable vision is, especially to a child. Now, Essilor wants to increase awareness because they know that myopia is about more than clear vision. The risk for retinal pathologies and other ocular diseases increases tenfold for patients who do become high myopes. Essilor believes everyone in the eye care community has a role to play.
Myopia can now be treated as a standard of care, considering your quality of life and how to actively manage myopia vs. simply treating it.
By treating the condition the way it’s been considered in the past, only a small difference might be made in a patient’s vision. However, by managing myopia in a different way, we may be able to reduce their degree of blur when uncorrected, which improves their quality of life. This small change makes a big impact on patients.
Why Essilor Cares To fulfill Essilor’s commitment of eradicating poor vision in one generation, they must address the unprecedented growth of myopia in this country. That’s why Essilor has created an awareness campaign to help parents recognize the signs of myopia and direct them to get a comprehensive eye exam from an ECP.
By Millicent Knight, OD, FAAO, FAARM, Senior Vice President Customer Development, Essilor of America
Your child needs to get their eyes checked regularly. If your child has myopia and their vision prescription continually increases at each eye exam, ortho-k may be a good option. Regular eye exams with visual acuity testing are a necessary part of proper kids’ eye care. Dr. Mac, our San Jose Eye Doctor, will evaluate your child’s vision and ocular condition to determine candidacy for OrthoK. Please contact us at 408-272-7200 to schedule an appointment to discuss orthokeratology and whether it is a good fit for your child.