If you cannot see well close up, you probably have nearsightedness, also known as myopia. At our Maplewood Vision Care, Dr. Dennis J. Delesio, our therapeutic licensed optometric physician, offers different treatments that may offer a 07040 myopia cure.
When a person has myopia they can see nearby objects more closely than objects which are far away. If you have severe nearsightedness you can only see objects which are a few inches away, but if you have mild nearsightedness, you may see objects clearly which are as far as 20 feet away. Nearsightedness can develop slowly or quickly, and usually worsens during childhood and adolescence. Nearsightedness tends to run in families, so if you are nearsighted you will want to make sure that your children are checked for this refractive error; it is easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam by our optometrist. If you are tired of your child needing to experience worsening myopia, there are several things that can be done to control myopia progression during childhood and adolescence. Our optometrists can provide treatments which will cause certain changes to take place in the structure of the eye to slow myopia progression. Myopia has been connected with detached retinas and cataracts, so if possible you will want to have your child receive one of these treatments. Our optometrists offers atropine eye drops, multifocal contact lenses, orthokeratology treatment, or multifocal eyeglasses, all of which have shown great promise for controlling the development of nearsightedness and children. Our optometrist can meet with your child and determine which type of treatment may work best and possibly offer a 07040 myopia cure in his or her particular case. Orthokeratology is an exciting treatment that uses contact lenses which are worn at night, to gently reshape the cornea so that the child will not need to wear any type of lens correction during the day. Some studies have shown that this actually also reduces the development of myopia in children.
For an appointment to have your child meet with our eye doctor for a 07040 myopia cure, contact us today.