Ortho K contacts are custom designed contact lenses that are worn while your child sleeps. Similar to retainers, they gently shape the eye at night, leaving your child with 2020 vision during the day without the need for glasses or contacts. More importantly, Orthokeratology or Ortho K for short is considered one of the most effective means of controlling the progression of myopia in children.
Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses
Soft multifocal contact lenses have widely been used by adults, however, in recent years significant research has been done to determine if multifocal contact lenses can be used to slow down the progression of myopia in children. MiSight lenses by CooperVision recently completed 2 years of testing achieving impressive results of 59% less myopia progression than glasses alone.
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Atropine eye drops are administered in ultra-low doses of .01% and provide a reduction of myopia progression on average of 50%. Atropine has a long history of use, and in low doses is considered extremely safe with virtually no side effects and no serious side effects. Atropine is considered the ideal treatment option for younger children and special needs children for whom contact lenses may not be an ideal choice.