How does one slow progression of Myopia?
There are four widely accepted types of myopia control treatments: orthokeratology (OrthoK aka CRT), atropine eye drops, distance-center multifocal contact Lenses, and bifocal eyeglasses. Dr. Westcott develops a treatment plan based on many contributing factors: age, parental myopia, ethnicity, time indoors vs outdoors, time spent on near work, general health, and refractive error. Each factor is considered, risk classification for progression discussed (low, moderate, or high), and appropriate treatment plan implemented. Please be aware, there is a lot of misinformation, and recommendations are made for methods that actually may INCREASE myopia such as “undercorrection,” where the doctor provides a lower prescription than needed. Dr. Westcott stays abreast on all current studies, and literature, practicing evidence based medicine (peer reviewed) to best serve the community.
What is the "MiSight Coopervision Contact Lens Program?"
The MiSight® 1 day lens is clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia when initially prescribed for children 8-12 years old. MiSight 1 day contact lenses were clinically validated in a multi-year comprehensive study that enrolled children between 8 and 12. Over three years, MiSight reduced myopia progression by 59%, versus a single vision 1 day lens.