The myopia epidemic and myopia control

 

Many young people have the unpleasant experience of having their eye-glasses prescription go up every time they go to the eye doctor - this process is sometimes very rapid. This is called myopia progression. Myopia is commonly called nearsightedness.

 

Myopia is on the rise world-wide for a variety of reasons, including increasing near-work demands and decreased time spent outdoors. Genetics also plays a role.

 

High myopia puts a patient at risk of serious eye diseases that may result in permanent vision loss, including increased risk of peripheral retinal degeneration, retinal detachments, myopic maculopathy, choroidal neovascular membrane and glaucoma. Therefore, any treatment that can slow or stop the progression of myopia is welcome. Fortunately new treatments for myopia progression based on scientific evidence are available and are effective. Dr. Randahwa has a large myopia control practice and has been succesfull in slowing and stopping myopia.

 

Myopia control options in clude pharmaceutical interventions, prescription modifications, orthokeratology (ortho-K) and soft bifocal/multifocal contact lens, which are used to mange myopia in chidlren and young adults.

 

 

 

See Dr. Randhawa

 

To book an appointment with Dr. Randhawa, please book online or call Perspective Optomterty Vancouver at (604) 435-EYE1.