At Tempe Eyecare Associates, we help children like yours achieve clear and comfortable vision, so they can succeed at the important things in life.
Methods of Myopia Correction
Contacts can be a great choice, especially for physically active children or teens who don’t want to worry about breaking or misplacing their eyeglasses. In some cases of very high myopia, contact lenses can offer clearer vision than glasses.
A recent study finds low complication rates in children wearing soft contact lenses for myopia management. An article in Healio, a website that features the health industry’s best news reporting reports that, “Researchers found low complication rates in children wearing soft contact lenses [SCL] for myopia management,” investigators concluded in a “retrospective review” in which they “analyzed clinical charts from 962 children eight to 12 years old to investigate the safety and prevalence of adverse events associated with SCL wear (60% first fitted with daily disposable SCLs).” The findings were published online ahead of print in the journal Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics.
Corrective contact lenses are usually placed in the eyes upon waking and removed at night before bedtime. There are several types, including: soft contacts, daily disposables, extended wear, and rigid gas permeable (hard) lenses. Navigating through the differences between them can be daunting. Fortunately, if you’re located in Tempe our eye doctor will be happy to guide you. Speak with Dr. Chrisagis to determine whether your child is ready for contact lenses.
Glasses are a popular choice among our younger patients. Choosing from an array of styles makes the process fun and exciting! Allowing the children to be active participants in selecting their eyewear increases the likelihood that they’ll actually wear them. There are strong, flexible and resilient frames which look great and are comfortable too.
The optician can customize the lenses with additions and upgrades like impact-resistant or shatter-proof materials, scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings, UV filters, and transition lenses that darken in the sun. For those requiring vision correction for distance and near, we also offer bifocal or multifocal lens prescriptions.
We Can Help Correct Your Child’s Myopia
If you’re located near Tempe, Arizona, an eye exam with our optometrist can determine your child’s exact prescription, and give you the opportunity to receive answers to any questions you may have about your child’s eye health and vision. Progressive myopia, where a growing child's prescription continues to worsen, is why it’s important for myopic children to undergo eye exams at least once a year.
At Tempe Eyecare Associates, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to recommend the most suitable method of correcting your child’s myopia to meet his or her individual needs. Thanks to the wide range options available, your child will walk away with eyewear that will not only enhance his or her style but will also be a boost of confidence.
Let us help your child see the world in a whole new light. To schedule your child’s annual eye exam or if you have any further questions, contact Tempe Eyecare Associates at 602-626-3907 today.