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Myopia or nearsightedness is a serious eye disorder. Based on recent clinical data, this eye condition is getting more and more pervasive around the world. Studies have also proven that myopia is becoming a distressing challenge to the development of many children. Because of this, there is a great need for myopia control at an early age. If your child has childhood myopia, here are some options for myopia management.
Childhood myopia (nearsightedness) is on the rise and it's more than just needing stronger glasses. Many researchers believe that increased near work (reading, computer, and handheld digital device use) and well as decreased outdoor time are partially to blame.
Orthokeratology is the fitting of a specially designed gas permeable contact lens or mold that is worn overnight. The mold gently reshapes the cornea (front surface of your eye) so that when the lens is removed in the morning, vision is clear, and daytime glasses or contacts lenses are not needed.