The prevalence of myopia is projected to be around 50% of the world’s population by 2050. This means higher risk of developing eye disease such as macular disease, retinal detachments, cataracts and glaucoma. Luckily, there are treatment options available to slow down the progression of myopia at an early age such as Hoya Vison’s Miyosmart lenses (please see video and brochure below). Other options include soft contact lenses, ortho-k (overnight hard contact lens wear) and atropine treatment.
Sometimes a combination of treatments may be necessary to slow down the progression and to adapt to your child’s lifestyle. Also, just spending more time outdoors, at least 2 hours a day, and decreasing near activities can help reduce the development of myopia. Dr. Bassi will help select the options that best suit your child’s needs.