Hi, I'm Dr. Moshe Roth. I practice at Family Eye Care in Old Bridge, New Jersey.
How can we help treat myopia?
The number one thing, the most important thing that you can do is to schedule an exam with the developmental optometrist or behavioral optometrist, as soon as possible.
Again, that's a developmental optometrist, not a pediatric ophthalmologist. Pediatric ophthalmologist are expert in surgical and disease processes. They're not experts in myopia or other vision problems. Typically pediatricians refer to pediatric ophthalmologist. Undetected. Myopia can cause many complications, whether it's academic or social or emotional early diagnosis of myopia and other eye problems can improve your child's performance, both in school and on the sports field, it can prevent serious eye robbing disease later on in life. If your child is diagnosed with myopia, we can help slows progression with myopia management and sometimes even reverse the process.
We work closely with each family to customized a treatment program for each child based on their unique needs. If you're concerned that your child is becoming near-sighted because parents are nearsighted, or the near sightedness is progressing and each year the prescription becomes worse and worse, then schedule an assessment for myopia management. It can be life changing.
What are the solutions?
One answer is orthokeratology; changing the shape of the front part of the eye.
#2 is Vision Therapy to learned how to use the two eyes together effectively as a team.
#3 is special therapeutic eyeglasses,
#4 special myopia-controlling contact lenses, such as MiSight and NaturalVue
#5 Syntonic phototherapy
I've discussed each one of those in other videos, and we have many videos on our website and N J E Y E S I T E, NewJerseyEyeSite.com
We encourage you to read those pages and to watch those videos. We offer many solutions in our office.
To learn more about myopia management, schedule an eye examination. Contact us at 7 3 2 6 7 9 20 20.
I'm Dr. Moshe Roth, I practice at Family Eye Care in Old Bridge, New Jersey.