Now considered a major health concern, myopia (nearsightedness) has increased by 66% in the United States since 1971. Onset can begin as early as age 6, and early detection is the key to prevention and reduction of potentially serious complications later in life.
What is MYOPIA?
Adults and children with myopia, or nearsightedness, have difficulty seeing objects clearly from a distance because their corneas are usually slightly longer than normal from front to back. For those who are nearsighted, objects that are farther away appear blurry.
NEARSIGHTEDNESS: A REAL CHILDREN’S HEALTH CONCERN
Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition diagnosed during a basic eye exam. Myopia is caused by genetics, as well as other environmental factors. For instance, staring at any object for too long can cause the eye to elongate — it’s this elongation that leads to myopia. Studies also link the recent surge in cases to the increased use of handheld electronic devices
Without treatment, children could fall behind in school, experience eyestrain and headaches, or face more serious future risks, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and blindness.
KEEP AN EYE ON THEIR FUTURE
If your child displays one or more of the following habits, he or she should be evaluated for myopia:
- Persistent squinting
- Needing to sit closer to see
- Holding books very close while reading
- Seeming to be unaware of distant objects
- Excessive blinking
- Rubbing eyes frequently
- Poor grades or falling behind in school
PROTECTING YOUR CHILD’S POTENTIAL WITH CRT LENSES
SAFELY CORRECT YOUR VISION OVERNIGHT
Paragon CRT lenses are a non-surgical solution to nearsightedness, or myopia. CRT lenses are worn overnight, and work to gently correct the curvature of the cornea while you sleep. In the morning, simply remove the lenses and enjoy your enhanced vision. It will take between 7 to 14 days of treatment to obtain unaided-vision throughout your day.
HOW DO CRT LENSES WORK?
THE SCIENCE BEHIND CRT
Ortho-K (short for Orthokeratology) is a non-surgical solution for patients with myopia (nearsightedness) that uses specially designed contact lenses (like Paragon CRT lenses) to improve vision.
When worn overnight, Paragon CRT contact lenses gently corrects the curvature of the cornea, resulting in a corneal shape that focuses light correctly onto the retina. When removed in the morning, distant objects will come back into focus and patients can see cl https://www.paragonvision.com/crt-lenses/ early without the use of glasses or daytime contacts.
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY
If you or your child have been diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) or display some of the common symptoms, Call Beyer Eye Associates.
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Schedule an appointment for a screening by calling one of our 3 locations or visit our website www.beyereye.com