Current data indicates that a significant number of young children are developing myopia or nearsightedness. A number of adults also suffer from various other eye disorders. This increase may be attributed to increased screen time from electronic devices and decreased outdoor activity. An eye doctor on our team at DeNovo Eye serving, McKinney, TX, can help with myopia control and other eye care services using the following strategies.
Over the years, pediatric eye treatment has used specially designed lenses to correct myopia in children. Contact lenses can also be used to help other eye condtions. Some of these lenses are gas-permeable, meaning that oxygen can pass through them to the eye. Gas-permeable lenses might cause less irritation and allergic reactions than other types of contact lenses.
Myopia treatment in children can also be done using atropine eye drops. This action allows the eye to focus properly and can help slow down the progression of myopia. The drops are usually used once a day and can be continued for as long as myopia is prevalent.
Traditional eyeglasses are also an effective refractive error treatment for children and adults. Glasses work by bending the light that enters the eye, which helps the eye to focus properly. The eyeglasses must be custom-made to fit each person’s individual needs. An optometrist on our team will ensure that the eyeglasses fit properly and are comfortable to wear. However, you need an eye exam to ascertain whether you need glasses.
When a child is old enough, or if you are old enough yourself, you might be a good candidate for LASIK surgery. This surgery uses lasers to correct refractive errors for good. Though we do not offer this surgery, we can help send you to those who do.
Sometimes you need fast help in order preserve your eye from further damage. Eye emergencies can come from a variety of sources but one of the common ones is an eye injury. You can come to us to get fast help.
We also offer Blephex, dry eye treatment, eye exams, and potentially more.
Contact an Eye Doctor on Our Team for Pediatric Eye Treatment
Eye care can be important for the health and development of you or your child. An eye exam can establish what treatment options are available. Our team of eye doctors at DeNovo Eye serving McKinney, TX, can provide treatment. Call us at (469) 317-2020 to schedule an appointment. We are here to help.