Curbing myopia: it’s possible ! 

In a few words: myopia is a vision disorder that is characterized by difficulty seeing from afar. It is caused by a refractive disorder of the eye, which results in a focus of light rays in front of the retina instead of on the retina. This abnormality may be due to the excessive curvature of the cornea or crystalline lens, or an eyeball that is too long. And yes: it is possible to curb myopia progression!

Orthokeratology, control lenses, and tips to protect your eyes are waiting for you in this article!

curbing myopia with orthokeratology

Curbing myopia

with orthokeratology

Orthokeratology is one of our specialties. Our contactologist meets you, and prescribes rigid custom-made lenses. They are to be worn during the night, in your sleep. 

These lenses will slightly flatten the cornea of your eye. And, as we said above, myopia is an excessive curvature of the eyeball. As a result, the rigid lens will temporarily reduce its curvature.

In order to make sure that your eyes are not dry in the morning, our specialist will prescribe moisturizing eye drops. These lenses are worn like conventional contact lenses.

After a night with your lenses, you can remove them in the morning and enjoy a clear vision all day. You no longer need prescription glasses or lenses.

However, this way to curb myopia is temporary: the cornea slowly returns to its natural shape. It is necessary to wear your night lenses every day, without forgetting to do so.

With a recent technique, Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger is one of the ophthalmologists who offer to curb your myopia with a brand new type of glasses. The purpose of this device is to slow the lengthening of the eye that causes the progression of myopia.

This method allows, according to the first clinical studies, a slowdown of at least 60% of the evolution of progressive myopia in children.

These lenses are intended for young myopic patients, especially those with peripheral hyperopia. This innovative technology is equipped with microlenses designed to correct this hyperopia and slow the progression of myopia.

Curbing myopia

with control lenses

Curbing myopia : is there another way ?

There are several ways to slow the progression of myopia. 

First of all, it is recommended to consult an ophthalmologist as soon as the first symptoms appear, in order to determine the degree of myopia and to set up an appropriate correction strategy

It is important to correct vision at an early age, before the brain adapts to blurred vision. Wearing glasses or contact lenses can correct myopia and relieve its symptoms. 

Corrective lenses are prescribed by your ophthalmologist according to the degree of correction required. 

There are also progressive lenses that allow vision correction at all distances, near and far. 

LASIK and PKR laser refractive surgery is an option for people who want to get rid of wearing glasses or contact lenses.

This technique allows to reshape the curvature of the cornea to correct myopia. However, it is intended for people whose myopia has been stable for several years.

Curbing myopia: conclusion

It is essential to keep a regular follow-up with the ophthalmologist in order to detect possible complications of myopia, such as macular degeneration or retinal detachment. It is recommended to consult at least once a year for people with myopia. 

Myopia can be corrected and curbed through optical and surgical means, as well as through preventive measures. It is important to consult an eye care professional, such as Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger and her COP9 team, in order to determine the best treatment for each patient!

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