But did you know that, beyond poor eyesight, myopia can also pose a long-term threat to your kid’s vision and eye health? Eye doctors warn that significant data points to a connection between myopia and development of potentially sight-threatening eye conditions, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, later in life.
Fortunately, our Delray Beach eye doctors offer extensive pediatric eye care, including contact lenses meant to address myopia and stop or slow its progression. Want to know more about contact lenses for myopia? Take a look below!
Contacts That Can Help With Myopia
Finding the right type of contact lens to help your child with their myopia starts with a comprehensive eye exam with our local optometrist at Seaview Optical. Once we’ve taken a look at your kid’s eyes, we’ll be able to assess how best to help.
Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses
Though primarily meant to treat vision problems associated with presbyopia, bifocal and multifocal lenses have proven to be effective also in slowing myopia progression.
Specifically, bifocal and multifocal lenses that have distance vision correction in the center and near vision correction on the sides have been shown to stop or significantly slow children’s myopia.
Unfortunately, there is no way to cure myopia. Glasses and contacts can help correct vision, but often don’t prevent vision from getting worse, leaving your child vulnerable to eye disease later in life. Find out more about how myopia management can change this, and preserve your child’s long-term vision and eye health.
Contact our Delray Beach eye doctors at Seaview Optical today!