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Posted on 03-24-2017

Why Should You be Interested in Myopia Control?

If you or someone you love is nearsighted (myopic), it is unwise to ignore the problem and you may even make it worse. Instead, schedule a quick and easy appointment with your Medina optometrist. We guarantee you will be glad you did so, especially if you're the parent of a nearsighted child. Recent research has shown children's myopia progression can be slowed down with proper treatment from your Plymouth and Maple Grove optometrist.

Don't Live with Myopia, Get Evaluated at Our Medina Optometrist

Nearsighted individuals are missing out on important details that can help them do better in school or at work, and help them drive or perform other tasks safely. Don't let your child be at a disadvantage, especially in the early years of schooling. If nearsightedness worsens to a high degree, risks for other eye diseases, like glaucoma, can increase. You (or your child) will enjoy life more, perform better and be safer with vision correction for myopia control from our optometrist in Medina.

Myopia Control: Options to Reduce Progression of Nearsightedness

If you're hesitating to look into myopia control because you think that wearing eyeglasses may be inconvenient or uncomfortable, remember that you have many options to correct nearsightedness. Recent scientific research is showing that center-distance, multi-focal contact lenses and Ortho-K lenses, may actually significantly slow progression of myopia in children, according to the AOA (American Optometric Association).

Multifocals offer clear vision at various distances (like bi-focal or progressive eyeglasses) and Ortho-k contacts are worn only while sleeping, to temporarily reshape the eye, counteracting nearsightedness. Myopia often first develops in elementary and middle-school age children and kids take readily to contact lens wear. So early action could improve your child's eyesight, for life, by slowing myopia progression by up to 25% or more. If you're a nearsighted adult, and your vision is stable, our Medina optometrist may refer you for vision correction with Lasik surgery as another treatment option. 

Start improving your vision today at Complete Eye Care of Medina. We serve Medina, Plymouth, Maple Grove, and surrounding areas. Call your optometrist in Medina at 763-478-3505 today.

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