Posted by: Mann Eye in Eye Health

The Rising Epidemic: Pediatric Myopia on the Surge

Mann Eye Institute is a leader in the management of Myopic Progression (a condition where the nearsightedness gets worse year over year). Many parents are concerned about children becoming more nearsighted as they are increasingly using more digital devices for both instructional and leisure time. The good news is, myopic progression can be treated, and in many cases, prevented.

Ortho-k Lenses Show Promise in Decreasing Myopia Progression in Children

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses are gas permeable lenses. Research suggests orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses slow axial elongation thereby decreasing myopia progression by temporarily reshaping the cornea, flattening the central cornea and steepening the mid-periphery. Worn overnight, these lenses can correct refractive error offering clear vision throughout the day. One such ortho-k lens, the Abiliti™ Overnight Lens, was FDA approved for the management of myopia.

Is Pediatric Myopia Management Right for My Child?

At Mann Eye Institute, we want every patient, young and old, to See Life Better. We want to make sure parents are aware, informed and equipped to make important decisions for their children’s ocular health. If your child meets the following criteria, we’d love to meet with you and see if myopic progression management is a good fit.

Who is a candidate?

  • 8-17 years old
  • Progression of myopia 0.50D or greater
  • Family history of myopia

Schedule your child’s evaluation with one of our vision experts specifically trained in Pediatric Myopia Management today.