Children's myopia

In 2000 around 1,400 million myopes were registered; In 2020 that number will rise to 2.6 billion nearsighted people. The genetic component is important: a nearsighted father multiplies the probability of nearsightedness by three, and the number increases to six if both parents are nearsighted. Exposure to hours of daylight is also relevant: the more time children spend under artificial light, the easier it is for them to develop myopia.

Myopia also increases the probability of developing lifelong eye complications like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, and myopic maculopathy if left untreated. Early parental intervention is essential. The most serious reason for the importance of myopia is its possible consequences, since a high myopia (more than 6 diopters) can lead to low vision or even blindness.

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Our treatments to curb myopia

A new contact lens treatment that reduces the growth of myopia in children and adolescents by 59%. This has good results in both myopia control and comfort and visual enhancement. For a full treatment of day or night contact lenses, it is necessary to use 0.01% atropine eye drops, which increases the slowing down of the development of myopia.
These treatments must be carried out by the ophthalmologist to control possible side effects, which are very rare but still exist. This allows us to slow down the progression to a greater percentage

Day (MiSight 1-Day) and night lenses (Ortho-K)

These daily lenses are called MiSight 1-Day and are available for everyday use. They slow the growth of myopia compared to other lenses. In addition, they take into account the comfort of the children, as well as the confidence and calm of the parents.

The main difference to conventional monofocal lenses is that they provide preventive help by fixing only one control point in the center of the eye. In fact, the study showed a 59% reduction in myopia growth and a 53% reduction in the axial length of the eye

Night lenses are special lenses that the patient uses at night and removes in the morning. In the morning, the myopia patient can see 100% all day long and lasts for at least 18 to 20 hours. The Ortho-K lenses are worn again overnight to regain good vision.

The main difference between Ortho-K and traditional contact lenses is that glasses or contact lenses do not have to be worn during the day. In addition, Orto-K never exerts direct pressure on the cornea and its effect is reversible. Treatment of myopia with Ortho-K is the most effective non-pharmacological method to slow the progression (about 50%) of myopia in children and adolescents