Myopia Control Therapy in Germantown, Tn and the surrounding Memphis area
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Myopia Control & Correction
For patients who may not wish wear eyeglass or contact lenses, The Optical Boutique of Dr Steven R Shum offers alternative treatments to control myopia. These include orthokeratology (also known as corneal shaping or refractive therapy), and special soft multifocal contacts.
Orthokeratology (OrthoK) consists of reshaping the cornea of the eye by wearing corrective contact lenses overnight, while you are sleeping. The lenses gently shape the cornea to provide a more favorable, often flatter surface for refracting light. The results can be dramatic, and many OrthoK patients can achieve vision acuity of 20/40 or better in a short time. OrthoK can also be effectively used in younger patients, who may not be comfortable wearing eyeglass or contact lenses during the day.
Controlling Myopia for Better Vision
Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most common vision problems we encounter at The Optical Boutique of Dr Steven R Shum. Myopia means patients can see nearby objects clearly, but cannot focus properly on distant objects.
It is believed that, in addition to genetic factors, the increased use of computer screens and digital devices has caused an upswing in instances of myopia.
Myopia can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. There are other treatments for myopia that help to reduce the severity of the nearsightedness.”
If your child’s prescription seems to go up every year, he or she may be at risk for serious eye diseases/conditions, including blindness, later in life! Eye disorders such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration and retinal detachments are all linked to myopia. The more nearsighted, the more at risk. That is why it is so very very important that we do what we can to protect our children’s eyes from getting worse.
We use special soft multifocal contact lenses. It all starts with a free myopia control consultation with a doctor who is up on the latest research, technology and techniques. A customized treatment plan that is most appropriate for you child will be discussed.
We encourage you to learn more about myopia control by reading the following articles:
1. All About Visions Myopia Control Guide For Parents:
2. Dr. Jeff Cooper’s Journal Article Review Myopia Control