Myopia management

What is Myopia
Myopia is a condition of the eye that causes distant objects to appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it. Also called short-sightedness or near-sightedness, those with myopia are unable to see clearly in the distance and can see better up close than far away.

Treatments such as OK therapy may be required to correct blurred vision caused by myopia.

What is Myopia

Signs and Symptoms of Myopia

You may notice near-sightedness when a child complains about straining their eyes or if they squint. Children with myopia often have trouble reading the blackboard at school. Headaches, eye strain and eye fatigue are also common symptoms.

From 7 to 17 years myopia actively progresses. If there is no intervention during childhood, as a person ages, serious vision problems may develop.
Signs and Symptoms of Myopia-1
Signs and Symptoms of Myopia

Causes of Myopia

Myopia is associated with more frequent use of electronic devices by children
Myopia is usually inherited. If one of your parents is nearsighted, the risk of developing this condition increases
Lack of time spent outdoors in the sun can increase your chances of developing myopia
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Orthokeratology "OK therapy"
Orthokeratology (OK therapy) is an effective and safe method of vision correction and a method of inhibiting the progression of myopia, confirmed by many studies.

This is a clinical procedure based on the use of special rigid gas permeable contact lenses that temporarily change the shape of the cornea in order to reduce or eliminate refractive errors.

Orthokeratology (OK therapy)

Benefits of OK Therapy

Correction at any age, especially in childhood and teenage years
Good vision throughout the day without glasses or contact lenses
Reversibility: if the patient no longer wants to use the method, the cornea will gradually return to its original state
There are no risks associated with the therapy
Freedom to engage in sports and outdoor activities
The method is indispensable for intolerance to soft contact lenses due to dry eyes.

What you should know about Orthokeratology and Opto-K lenses

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