Myopia or near-sightedness affects millions of people worldwide. At low levels, myopia is easily corrected with glasses or contacts and does not significantly impact daily life. At very high levels, myopia can have many negative health effects including an increased risk of retinal detachment or tears, and retinal degeneration.
Many parents feel helpless when their children become progressively more and more near-sighted with each passing year. There are now options to slow down or even stunt the progression of myopia, a treatment called “myopia management.” Treatment options include refractive surgery, laser procedures, and Orthokeratology (ortho-k).
The physicians at Grove Eye Care offer various treatment options to help slow or stop the advancement of near-sightedness in children and young adults.