According to the World Health Organization (WHO), myopia is an evil of the 21st century. The number of myopia does not stop increasing. To prevent diopters from growing beyond risk limits, 5 diopters, and that conditions your life, Romany Optics proposes two types of treatment. Keep reading, because they can change your life.
Soft contact lenses to stop myopia in children
Soft contact lenses help control the progression of myopia. They are especially recommended in children and adolescents, to try to keep myopia below the 5 diopters. With older diopters, the risk of suffering diseases such as glaucoma, retinal detachment or maculopathy increases in adulthood. That is why it is important to act at these ages. What children can suffer from myopia of risk? Those who have a genetic background, that is, relatives with myopia, or those who spend less than two hours a day performing tasks or outdoor games.
Wear sleeping glasses and take them off when you wake up: orthokeratology
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) consists of wearing rigid lenses while you sleep at night, which modify the cornea and compensate for vision. So you can see throughout the day without glasses or daytime contact lenses. After several nights of use, the effects are noticed: myopia is gradually corrected.
For whom is orthokeratology advisable? You have to assess each case, depending on the graduation, the shape of the cornea and the lifestyle you lead. It is a suitable technique for adults who want to do their favorite activities without glasses or contact lenses. And it is also good for controlling the progression of myopia in children. But you have to keep in mind that the child has to be mature enough to wear contact lenses and that the support and supervision of his parents is always needed.
La Ortho-K has shown that it can slow the progression of myopia up to 45%.
Do you feel like improving your vision? Ask in Romany Optics, they will inform you in detail about these and other treatments. They are on Avenida Marquesado, corner Carlos Sentí street.