Methods of Myopia Control
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is sometimes compared to braces for the eyes. These specially designed contact lenses are worn overnight to reshape the cornea and then removed during the day.
Since corneal tissue is very flexible, these lenses work by flattening the cornea. When they’re removed, the cornea stays flat for a while, improving vision without corrective lenses.
While they are rigid gas-permeable lenses, they allow enough oxygen through to the eye to help protect your eye health. The lenses must be worn regularly to correct vision. If you stop wearing them at night, your cornea will return to its original shape.
Bifocal soft contact lenses can be used to slow the progression of myopia in children. MiSight® lenses are suitable for children as young as 8. They’re soft, daily contact lenses that are easy to use and fit. The vast majority of kids who tried the lenses preferred them over glasses.
MiSight® lenses are the first and only FDA approved contact lens for slowing the progression of myopia in children ages 8-12 years old. These lenses are shown to reduce myopia progression by up to 59%. We offer other brands and options for multifocal contact lenses as well.