MYOPIA MANAGEMENT & ORTHOKERATOLOGY
Myopia can be caused by the shape of the eye’s cornea, or when the eye grows too long. While myopia is a common refractive error among children, many parents are unaware that myopia can worsen as children grow, impacting their learning and development. While the only option for treating myopia used to be glasses or regular contact lenses, now there are a variety of treatments available that may slow this condition’s progression. The most common treatment options work to prevent the eye from continuing to overgrow. Dr. Madigan is certified to prescribe the MiSight 1 day soft lens and Moon Lens Corneal Reshaping contact lens to slow the progression of myopia. For more information or to schedule a consultation please call 845-876-2222.
1. MiSight daily disposable soft multifocal contact lenses.
2. The Moon Lens Corneal reshaping contact lenses that are worn at night that temporarily reshape the cornea for clear vision the following day.
How do these lenses work?
Orthokeratology or ortho-k. refers to the use of custom-designed and fitted contact lenses to improve vision. Specially designed rigid gas permeable lenses are worn overnight to reshape your cornea while you sleep. This way, you can see clearly the next day after removing the lenses when you wake up. The reshaped cornea can hold between 24 to 36 hours.
Are You A Good Candidate For Ortho-K?
Orthokeratology is an excellent option for all adults and children who have mild to moderate nearsightedness (myopia). If you are physically active and can’t wear glasses or contact lenses during sports activities, ortho-k could be the best vision correction treatment alternative for you. People who have industrial jobs or work in dusty environments can also be good candidates. Lastly, patients who fear surgery or are not qualified to undergo refractive surgery can enjoy these customized lenses.
RHINEBECK EYE CARE
When you see more clearly, you can live life more fully! We want to help make that possible. And with the technology and expertise available to you at Rhinebeck Eye Care, you can more clearly see and enjoy moments and memories that will enhance your entire life experience. We are ready to see you in our Rhinebeck NY or Hudson NY office locations; make your appointment today.