April 10, 2023
Myopia is a threat to eye health, affecting millions of people around the world. The number of individuals with myopia has doubled in the last 20 years. The condition is more than a simple refractive error.
It can increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases in adulthood. Children below 12 with high myopia risk sight-threatening complications in the future. Understand the features and benefits of ACUVUE® Abiliti™ lenses.
ACUVUE Abiliti lenses by Johnson & Johnson are safe overnight lenses for children. The FDA-approved lenses provide a nonsurgical option to reshape the cornea. This leads to correcting refractive errors temporarily. They flatten the central part of the cornea while steepening the mid-peripheral section. Therapeutic orthokeratology lenses have a high rate of success in managing myopia. Customized lens-fitting software makes it easy to fit patients with the lenses.
Abiliti ortho-k lenses are worn overnight to reshape the cornea, reducing refractive error. The lenses can help eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contacts during the day. They are designed to fit the patient’s eyes based on the prescription and unique corneal shape. Children with a high risk of developing high myopia can benefit from the management solution. Special software guides the eye specialist through the process of fitting the lenses.
Several reasons make ortho-k lenses popular for myopia management. The benefits of ACUVUE Abiliti lenses include the following:
Overnight lenses are effective for slowing the progression of myopia in children
The lenses help reduce axial elongation of the eyes in children with myopia
The lenses can help correct mild astigmatism, hyperopia, and presbyopia
They give patients all-day freedom from eyeglasses and contacts
Using the overnight lenses teaches children a sense of responsibility
The lenses are safe, comfortable, and easy to use
Myopia tends to become worse as children get older. There are techniques to slow the progression of the condition in childhood. Lifestyle interventions such as spending more time outdoors can help reduce myopia progression.
Limiting screen time can help protect the child’s eyesight. Taking regular breaks when using digital devices and sitting a distance from digital screens can also help. It is vital to schedule regular comprehensive eye exams to keep the eyes healthy.
When looking for a myopia management solution for your child, talk to your eye doctor about ACUVUE Abiliti lenses. The contacts are safe and effective for children with low to moderate myopia.
Ideal candidates should be responsible and practice good hygiene. For best results, the lenses should be worn every night as prescribed. It is essential to schedule regular appointments with the eye doctor. It will help in monitoring the treatment progress and ensuring the best results.
Patients react differently to ACUVUE Abiliti lenses and other myopia control options. Consult your eye doctor to determine if your child can enjoy the solution. The eye care professional will carry out tests to determine your child’s suitability.
To better understand the features and benefits of ACUVUE Abiliti contact lenses, visit the Eye Associates of New York at our New York, New York office. Call (212) 650-4888 to schedule an appointment today.