How Do You Care For Your Soft Contact Lenses For Myopia Management?
Just like any contact lens, your child’s contacts should be cared for properly. This includes doing the following:
Clean, rinse, and disinfect the lenses regularly
Store overnight in clean lens cases
Clean occasionally with the enzymatic cleaner to remove protein
If your child is prescribed daily disposable soft contacts for myopia management, the only care instructions are to make sure to remove the contact lens at night and throw them away.
Are There Risks Associated With Using Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses For Myopia Management?
There are no additional risks beyond those associated with using any contact lens on a daily basis. Proper cleaning and hygiene is important, and the wearer should not go to sleep while wearing these contacts.
How Many Hours A Day Do I Have To Wear The Soft Multifocal Contacts?
Typically, these should be worn during the daytime while your child is awake and active. Dr. Takeia Locke will assess and discuss the best wearing regimen for your child. The same best practices for safe and comfortable contact lens wearing apply. Generally, soft multifocal contacts are to be worn for a maximum of 10 to 12 hours a day.
Prolonged use of any contact lens can make your eyes feel uncomfortable or red and increase the risk of infections or chronic dry eyes. However, recent advances in disposable contact lenses using breathable materials have significantly reduced the already minor risks and comfort issues associated with wearing contact lenses.
What Is A Myopia Management Assessment? What Does The Doctor Assess When Fitting For Soft Lenses For Myopia Management?
Dr. Takeia Locke, will assess the extent of your child’s myopia including baseline distance and near visual acuities including axial length and refractive error. After this assessment, Dr. Takeia Locke will be able to recommend the best myopia management treatment options. During this process, patients and parents are encouraged to ask any and all questions they may have.
Should you choose to proceed with using soft multifocal contact lenses, Dr. Takeia Locke will ascertain the exact prescription adjustments required for the multifocal contact lenses, and carefully fit the contact lenses to ensure that they sit correctly and comfortably. Your child will immediately be able to see normally. Over time, the myopia progression will be slowed or even halted, drastically reducing the long-term risks to your child’s vision and helping to ensure that your child has healthy eyes as he or she ages.
Contact Our Eye Clinic Today!
Is your child nearsighted? Is his or her prescription just getting worse and worse? Call us or Book an Appointment to discuss your myopia management options with Dr. Takeia Locke in order to protect your child’s long-term vision. The Myopia Control Center At Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta provides effective myopia management for patients in Buckhead and the entire Georgia area.