Finally, a superior solution to stronger eyeglasses for your child.
If your child is nearsighted (myopic) there’s finally something you can do besides getting thicker glasses every year.
Dr. David Zucker is a member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, he treats kids with myopia in a new and improved way. He focuses on prevention and protection of your child’s vision.
When you and your child visit Urban Optics, Dr. David Zucker will perform a comprehensive evaluation and recommend a personalized treatment plan for your child.
This treatment plan is specifically targeted to slow or halt your child’s myopia from getting worse.
If you would like to talk with our myopia counselor or optometrist for more information, please contact us here.
What you should know if your child has myopia:
In the video below, Dr. Noel Brennan explains that with myopia increasing significantly in children, there will be an explosion of myopia-related eye disease (Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts and Retinal Detachment). He goes on to say there is no safe amount of myopia.
Glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment are associated with myopia and can all cause permanent vision loss and/or blindness.
If you or your child is myopic already, here is your risk of serious eye disease based on their glasses prescription:
Myopia can be controlled and corrected with Orthokeratology (Ortho-k). Ortho-k is a technology that gently reshapes the cornea with custom fit, high oxygen permeable contact lenses worn only during sleep. Ortho-K has been shown in studies to control the worsening of myopia by 32-100% (with the average being around 43% control).
Dr. David Zucker uses a method of Ortho-K that has been successfully used for over 1 million patients around the world.