This topic is so important, it deserves a page all its own. Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is on the rise both worldwide and in the United States. In the United States, 40- 50% of children are now myopic. So what, my child will just need to wear his/her glasses and/or contact lenses, right? But there are other risks associated with myopia.
There is no cure for the prevention of myopia, but there are treatments, including Ortho-Keratology (Ortho-K), specifically using the patented technology of Paragon CRT. This non-invasive, non-surgical procedure provides great vision during the day without wearing daytime contacts or glasses. In addition, Ortho-K is a method of stopping or slowing nearsightedness. Of all the optical solutions that have been studied in controlled clinical trials, Ortho-K has been shown to slow myopic progression the most. How? It is thought that the control occurs due to the lenses creating what is called peripheral myopia. As an introduction, please view this short video. Another in-depth website with links to scholarly articles can be found here. Hear how CRT lenses have changed lives!
Dr. Kaminski has had 15 years of success using Ortho-K, specifically with Paragon CRT. If your child’s prescription changes yearly, this treatment may be an option. Ortho-K provides the most benefit while the prescription is still low, so ask Dr. Kaminski if Ortho-K is right for your child.