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Myopia Control

Myopia Control Lafayette LA

Myopia, commonly associated with nearsightedness, is not only a vision condition but a chronic, progressively deteriorating state characterized by the elongation of the eye. This condition is often diagnosed in childhood, and based on genetics and environmental factors, myopia can accelerate quickly, especially in younger children.

Nearsightedness impedes learning, sports participation, driving, and various daily activities. Higher levels of myopia significantly increase your child’s risks for serious eye diseases, like retinal disease and glaucoma. Early intervention is key to slowing or even stopping the progression of myopia in your child. Explore cutting-edge technologies and treatments designed to combat the escalating myopia epidemic at Maison Optique Vision Center.
Myopia prevalence has surged in last 50 years. It is expected that by 2050, 50% of the world’s population will be affected by myopia. In the United States, myopia has more than doubled in the last 20 years, affecting over 40% of the population. Childhood myopia rates are also increasing, with an expected 60% prevalence in school-aged children within the next 30 years. That's why Maison Optique Vision Center is dedicated to controling myopia and limiting the increase as much as possible.
How we can help

Treatment Options

We assess every patient and gather information to identify the most effective method of myopia control. Our range of myopia therapy includes using spectacles, soft contact lenses, and therapeutic drops to decelerate or even stop the progression of myopia. In certain cases, we may combine multiple therapeutic options to optimize management outcomes.
Soft Contact Lenses

MiSight® 1 Day

The MiSight 1-day lens by CooperVision is the first and only FDA-approved contact lens for myopia control, specifically designed to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12. This innovative lens functions by directing light onto the center of the retina to correct distance vision blur, while simultaneously directing the rest of the light in front of the retina to impede the elongation of the eye. Clinical studies have demonstrated that when used as prescribed, MiSight can significantly reduce myopia progression and eye lengthening by over 50%.
Bifocal or Multifocal

Eyeglasses

This choice has consistently been the preferred option for young children experiencing myopia, as it is easily accessible and one of the simplest to handle. The bifocal feature aids in averting eye overfocusing and directs light precisely to minimize blur at the appropriate points on the back of the eye.

Atropine Drops

Low-dose atropine eye drops function by expanding the pupil and relieving the focusing muscles of the eye, aiming to impede the elongation of the eye over time. Studies say that if you use these drops along with the right glasses, it can slow down myopia. Patients simply apply one drop in each eye daily, and then proceed to wear their glasses as usual. This method is great for children who who aren’t quite ready to try contacts lenses. An additional advantage of utilizing Atropine is the flexibility it offers, allowing a seamless transition to contact lenses when patients feel prepared for the next stage in their treatment.
Outdoor Activity

Lifestyle

The development of myopia is influenced by factors such as insufficient outdoor exposure, prolonged screen time, inadequate lighting, and spending too much time indoors. Studies indicate that children who dedicate a few hours to outdoor activities are up to four times less likely to develop myopia. Our advice to parents is to encourage more time outdoors and less time in front of screens. Engaging in outdoor activities and exercise is not only beneficial for visual development but also preferable to sedentary indoor pursuits. This approach not only lowers the risk of myopia but also enhances eye-hand coordination, spatial depth perception, and eye pursuit skills.

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