What is Myopia? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is an increasingly common refractive error in which the elongation of the eye causes blurry vision at a distance.
Myopia Control Program for Children
Generally, myopia is correctable with glasses and contacts. However, high myopia (>5 Diopters) greatly increases the risk of retinal complications such as retinal detachment and macular degradation. During childhood the eye elongates at a rapid rate as the body is growing, putting a child at a greater risk of having high myopia.
Luckily, studies have found that multifocal contact lenses along with other modalities can decrease the rate of myopia, protecting your child from the risk of degenerative changes at a later age. During childhood is the time to act!