. Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
Contact lenses made of oxygen permeable rigid materials are used to reshape the cornea to reduce refractive error. Lenses are worn during sleep and removed after waking up. The allows users to see clearly in the daytime without contact lenses or glasses, so long as they continue to wear the lenses regularly at night. Click the video to learn more.
2. Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses
These are specially designed lenses that have different powers in different zones of the lens to correct presbyopia, nearsightedness or farsightedness. Research has found these lenses to also be effective tools for myopia control.
3. Bifocal or Multifocal Glasses
Bifocals (clear distant vision on top, reading vision on the bottom) or progressive lenses (bifocals without a line and with variable power extending to the bottom for reading) may have a slight advantage for some specific conditions association with myopia.
4. Lifestyle Changes
Children who spend more time outdoors have less risk of developing myopia, even if they have myopic parents and read a lot. More time is spent on devices at home and at school but it is coming at a cost. Get the kids outside to play!