Atropine drop treatment
Atropine drops in high concentrations are used to dilate the pupils (black opening in the front part of the eye). Research has shown that a very low concentration of atropine (0.05%) slows the progression of nearsightedness without increasing the pupil size or decreasing near vision dramatically.
Daytime Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal soft contact lenses are worn in the daytime and removed before sleep. They not only correct for distance vision, but intermediate and near vision as well. By adjusting how the eyes focus at all distances, research has shown that this method can slow the progression of eye elongation. Elongation of the eye is what leads to Myopia.
It is always important to maintain consistent and proper care of your contact lenses. You must dispose of these lenses as directed, using a clean contact lens case and new solution. Remember to not sleep in these contact lens at any time.
Day time multifocal glasses
Much like the soft multifocal contact lenses, multifocal glasses correct for near, intermediate, and distance vision. The correction of focus at all distances has been shown to slow the progression of myopia by decreasing the rate of eye elongation. Glasses may be worn on a part-time or full-time basis.
Orthokeratology using nighttime Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) lenses
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a non-surgical procedure that involves the wearing of a series of specially designed rigid contact lenses overnight to reshape the curvature of the cornea over time (corneal “molding”). During the daytime, contacts or glasses do not need to be worn. The results are not permanent, requiring retainer contact lenses to be periodically used overnight to maintain vision improvements.