MiSight® Myopia Control in Las Vegas, NV
What Is Myopia?
Also known as nearsightedness, myopia is a common condition in which people can’t see or have difficulty seeing objects in the distance, such as road signs when driving. They can, however, clearly see objects up close, such as books or computer screens. Individuals with myopia typically experience symptoms like eye strain, frequent squinting, headaches, and fatigue after driving.
What Causes Myopia?
Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long or when the cornea or lens is too curved for the shape of the eyeball. It often begins in childhood. Children who have a parent or two parents who are nearsighted are more likely to develop myopia. Do you have a child diagnosed with myopia? You can see the world through their eyes using this myopia simulator.
Children diagnosed with myopia are typically prescribed eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct their vision and treat the condition. In some cases, the condition will stabilize by the time the child reaches adulthood. In others, nearsightedness gets progressively worse, which is often caused by the eyeball shape growing longer with time.
Around the world, progressive myopia is increasing at a fast and alarming rate. Those with progressive myopia are at a higher risk for developing eye health problems later in life. These problems can include cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and glaucoma. It is important to see an optometrist for routine eye exams that screen for these conditions.
What Is Myopia Control?
Various forms of myopia control help to slow or stop the progression of myopia so that nearsightedness does not get worse. One form of myopia control treatment is available through MiSight® contacts, the first and only soft contact lenses that are FDA-approved* to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12 at the start of treatment. Approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) means that the lenses have been tested over an extended period and have met all the safety requirements established.
Dr. Ellen Merkin is a provider of safe and effective MiSight®1 Day contact lenses. Kids ages 8-12 wearing MiSight® 1-day contact lenses experienced an average of 59 percent reduction of myopia progression when used over three years.
Myopia Control in Las Vegas
Want to know more? Book an eye exam for your child with Dr. Merkin and let us know you’re interested in learning more about myopia control and MiSight®1 Day for Myopia Control contact lenses. Dr. Merkin will examine your child’s eyes and present suitable next steps for their unique needs.