What is Myopia Management?
Myopia management, also known as myopia control, encompasses a variety of treatments used to slow the progression of myopia. In many cases, myopia develops in childhood and becomes progressively worse as you age, a condition otherwise known as progressive myopia. With myopia management, the progression can be slowed and can help keep the patient’s prescription lower as they age.
Myopia management can not only help preserve your natural vision over time, but it can also help prevent other issues down the road. Those with severe myopia have an increased risk of retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy. Even those with low myopia have an increased risk of glaucoma and cataracts, making myopia management a way to decrease your risk of eye disease or other vision-compromising conditions.