Myopia Control Clinic

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Myopia Control Clinic

The goal of our myopia control clinic is to help children have healthy eyes for a lifetime. We accomplish this by keeping myopic children from becoming more nearsighted over time. A less nearsighted eye is a healthier eye. Higher amounts of myopia lead to an increased risk of glaucoma, cataract, retinal detachment, and myopic degeneration. Research shows that children who are nearsighted typically worsen over time. By the year 2050 it is expected that half of the world’s population will be nearsighted! Myopia is now considered an Epidemic.

Good News! You don’t have to see your child continue to become more nearsighted. We now have the technology to slow this progression and in some cases stop it altogether. Myopia control techniques such as Progressive glasses, Defocus Intergrated Multiple Segment (DIMS) Glasses, Multifocal contact lenses and Atropine 0.01% eye drops have been shown to slow the progression of myopia, resulting in lower prescriptions and healthier eyes.


Myopia Treatment In Delhi

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is an eye condition where objects at near look clear but objects that are far appear blurred. It is not a defect in the eye but every individual's eye growth where incase the eye size is bigger than normal for their age, or due to increased lens thickness or due to steep corneal curvatures, and they become myopic.

We at PEDIA VISION Children Eye care are dedicated to provide you all the services and diagnostic tests to determine the type of myopia you or your child has. We advise certain tests like Corneal Topography to scan the cornea, A Scan to measure the axial length of the eye and peripheral refraction to determine not only the central corneal power but peripheral hyperopic defocus to help determine the issues accurately. We can diagnose features and shapes in just minutes. We use the corneal topography/ Penatcam technology that can help map the cornea and this application helps in monitoring the  progression of myopia and also rule out any keratoconus. We offer high end support in a superlative manner.


How does Myopia occur?

The exact cause is unknown, but there are risk factors that increase the likelihood of myopia.

  1. Ethinicity: Higher prevalence and incidence in Asian population.
  2. Genetic Factors/ Parental Myopia: It tends to run in families. Myopia in one or both parents leads to a greater risk of children having myopia. So if both or any one parent has myopia, please get your child's first eye check up at age of one year.
  3. Age: Having Myopic refraction of around -1.25 D at a younger age.
  4. Environmental Factors: Lack of outdoor activities , excessive near work like reading, playing games on smartphones, tablets or computers exposes one to the risk of developing myopia.


Why is Myopia Control Important? 

Slowing the progression of myopia can prevent further increase in short-sightedness, which otherwise results in thick correction glasses. It also prevents your child from developing myopia associated serious eye problems later in life, such as cataract, detachment of retina, myopic degeneration and an increased prevalence of glaucoma.

The myopia treatment that we offer aims to control myopia, thus keeping myopia level at the lowest level. This reduces the risk of the development of other eye disease/s in the future. All the myopia control strategies have been postulated to decrease the progression by 70- 80 %. So the earlier we intervene with these control options , the better quality of life we can offer to your child.


What can we do to prevent Myopia Progression?

Myopia cannot be reversed. But certain measures can help prevent or slow its progression in your child .

  • 1.5 to 2 hours / day or 10-12 hours a week of outdoor actives where child has exposure to natural sunlight like playing in park, cycling, walking or any physical activity outdoors. Sunlight exposure has been associated with reduced progression in eye power due to release of dopamine. Promote outdoor activities to the maximum possible.
  • Avoid or minimise the exposure to digital devices and computer games, as these activities increase the risk of myopia, and also reduce attention span, learning, creativity and mental health.
  • Frequent eye breaks should be taken from near work or computer screen (20-20-20 rule : look 20 feet away for 20 seconds after every 20 minutes). This helps relax the eye muscles and avoid increased strain at near.
  • Read with good or natural ambient lighting and in proper position. Do not lie down and study.
  • Myopia progression is also associated with higher intake of carbohydrates and sugar. Avoid eating junk food and sweets. Have a more antioxidants and protein rich diet.


Myopia Control 

After doing all the necessary test like refraction, dynamic and cycloplegia refraction under dilatation, child can be advised treatment options. The eye is thoroughly examined to rule out any other structural or developmental causes of myopia. The treatment options offred are:

  • Special spectacles - Progressive or DIMS glasses
  • Contact lenses like Ortho-K
  • Low dose atropine eye drops
  • Incase of associated squint like exotropia or esotropia, the treatment options are modified accordingly. 

We focus on giving the best correction to your child to maintain good eyesight and least or no progression. 

Dr. Rasheena Bansal is extremely dedicated to fight the myopia epidemic. She has a passion for helping children who are nearsighted. Our Myopia Control Clinic was established with the goal of keeping childrens’ eyes healthy by limiting the progression of myopia. We perform various diagnostic tests like Keratometry, Axial length, Corneal topography, Cycloplegic and Dynamic retinoscopy to help determine which treatment is most appropriate for your child. In certain cases a combination of treatments may be recommended. We invite you to call our office for an appointment (+91- 8130780790) with our Myopia Control Clinic to see if we can help preserve your child’s sight.

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