Myopia is an eye disorder where the length of the eye is too long relative to the power of the lens, and light focuses in front of the retina. The most common symptom is blurry distance vision or nearsightedness. There is no “normal” level of myopia, and in almost all cases myopia continues to progress once it occurs, which is why prevention is so important. The higher the degree of myopia the greater one’s risk for long-term visual impairment from Retinal Detachment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration.
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kidSight provides up to 59% reduction in Myopia progression. *Each 1-Diopter increase in Myopia increases the risk of future eye disease by 67%.
Correct a child’s myopia and slow the elongation of the eye using ActivControl Technology. These single-use lenses are worn during the daytime and taken out before bedtime to be discarded or recycled. There is no cleaning or storage routine necessary, which minimizes the risk of infections related to poor hygiene.
Custom-designed lenses designed to reshape the cornea (front of the eye) while the child sleeps. The unique corneal profile created by the lens not only slows myopia progression but also allows for clear vision all day long after they’re taken off in the morning.
At Orchard Park Optometry, we are committed to your child’s long-term eye health and well-being by delivering the highest level of care and technology in myopia control. Program benefits include: