Although no solution has been proven conclusively, there are a number of alternative treatments that may slow the progression of myopia in children. Among these is the possibility of prescribing corneal reshaping lenses, multifocal contact lenses, or orthokeratology. Much like a retainer for teeth, these contacts are put in at night before going to bed. The contacts then gently reshape the front surface of the eye as your child sleeps, and when they wake up in the morning they simply take out the lenses and enjoy improved vision for the day up to 20/20. Studies have shown that this type of therapy may actually slow the progression of myopia in children. For adults, soft bifocals are great for adults because they perform well for near and far distance.
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