Ideal for younger patients, Atropine Therapy slows the progression of myopia via a medicative drop. Atropine is dosed once daily and the strength of the eye drop is chosen depending on the severity of the patients myopic progression. Patients will need to be monitored every few months (duration determined by the doctor based on age, prescription, physical growth etc.)
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Ideal for myopic children or teens who are experiencing worsened eyesight with traditional soft lenses. Multifocal contact lenses are a specific type of soft contact lens that slows or reduces the myopic progression. A great transition lens for patients who may be considering Orthokeratology but are not yet ready for hard lenses.
Ortho-K, also known as cornea refractive therapy, is a process that uses custom made retainers to temporarily reshape the cornea contour. It can be used to correct vision problems, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and sometimes presbyopia. Orthokeratology is an alternative for those who want to say farewell to contact lenses and eyeglasses, along with those who prefer not to undergo eye laser surgery, like LASIK.
It’s also a great option for children with myopia! Retainers are worn at night while sleeping and removed in the morning to reveal excellent vision.
Dr. Homa-Palladino specializes in Myopia Management! She can fit orthokeratology retainers and has been for the past 7 years. Ortho-K is a custom fit lens, and it’s best to choose an optometrist who specializes in this area.