How Optometry Can Help Your Vision
We are all familiar with the annual routine of going to the eye doctor to get our eye exams and maybe get new glasses. At Lone Star Vision in Beaumont, TX, we offer two methods that potentially can improve vision of children and adults, myopia control for children, and ortho-k for adults.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness can interfere with reading. Children with appropriate vision correction get lower test scores and are more likely to have difficulty with maintaining attention.
Here are some options that help with myopia:
Atropine eyedrops relax the eyes helps keep your child from straining to focus. Atropine eye drops can slow down the progression of myopia in children.
Multifocal lenses, either glasses or contacts, also keep young eyes from having to strain to focus. These types of lenses whether contact or glasses, help train the eyes to focus on distant objects. Like atropine eye drops, they are helpful in most cases although they aren't a complete cure. Your child may still need a lower strength of correction even after a couple of years of wearing multifocal lenses.
Orthokeratology, more widely known as ortho-k, is something like braces for your teeth only it comes in the form of contact lenses for your eyes. Your optometrist prescribes special gas permeable contact lenses that are
Ortho-k has many applications besides childhood myopia control. Our optometrist can prescribe these special corrective lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism regardless of your age. It takes a while (usually two or three weeks) to get used to ortho-k lenses, but studies show that some patients can achieve 20/20 eyesight and other patients achieve 20/40 or better (eyesight good enough to drive without glasses) from the treatment. Ortho-k is also not a permanent cure for vision problems, but it gives stable results as long as you check in with your eye doctor for needed adjustments.
Lone Star Vision is here to help.
Myopia control in children is a time-sensitive issue. It only works if it is started in time. And there's no time like the present for correcting vision problems, no matter what age. At Lone Star Vision, we are here to help you and your family with any eye care treatments you may need. We have a variety of treatments not only the ones described above. We work to make a difference in your vision. To experience the optometry care our office has to offer call (409) 440-7815. Let our office in the Beaumont area schedule your appointment today!