Silicon Valley Eye Physicians-Leaders in Orthokeratology
Meet the team behind the technology with over 25 years of experience in developing Nighttime lenses: Our mission is clear vision.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia develops during childhood, when the eyeballs are experiencing rapid growth. The degree of myopia can progress gradually or rapidly, especially from ages 8-18. This is not just a matter of needing stronger glasses; if the myopia continues to progress, the child is at a higher risk of developing dangerous eye diseases, such as cataracts, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, later in life. These conditions can lead to permanent loss of vision and even blindness. Our Myopia Control treatments address these issues.
We Treat the Causes of Myopia
Myopia (nearsightedness) is a pandemic. By 2050, half of the world’s population is expected to be diagnosed with myopia. That’s worrying, because having myopia raises the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Myopia management, which entails the use of eye drops, specialized contact lenses or multifocal glasses, can help slow the often rapid visual deterioration caused by myopia in children. If you’re concerned that your child’s vision is deteriorating, contact Silicon Valley Eye Physicians today. We can help.
Common Questions about Myopia Management
How long do I have to be on this treatment?
Until about age 20.
Does the treatment cure Myopia?
No. It prevents your child’s prescription from getting worse. For example, if they are at a -2, their vision will stay at that level.
Is this billable to insurance?
Depending on your vision plan, a portion of the cost of materials may be reimbursable.