Do You or Your Child Have Frequent Prescription Changes?
Do you or your child need stronger glasses every year? If so, we now have ways to stop or reduce progression. Stronger prescriptions are not only more costly but they signify a disease process that puts the eye at greater risk for the sight threatening conditions.
Dr. Marran is leading expert in understanding risk factors and treatment of myopia. Here are the clinically proven methods she uses to control or stop myopia development.
- Myopia Control Soft Contact Lenses
Provide both clear vision and protection against myopia progression. Dr. Marran O.D. Ph.D. wrote the FDA protocol for Misight Contact Lenses by Cooper Vision. While not currently available in the U.S., Dr Marran O.D. Ph.D. uses a similar design that has been proven to be highly effective in preventing myopia progression in her patients. A daily disposable lens, it is both convenient and safe for all ages. It is also a less expensive alternative to Corneal Reshaping technology (CRT) or Overnight Gas Permeable Lenses (Ortho K) and has a better safety profile.
Specialized contact lens slows myopia progression in 3-year study
Center distance multifocal contacts may slow, halt myopia
- Vision Therapy to treat the cause
- Progressive Addition Lenses
- Low Dose Atropine Eye Drops
NEW TECHNOLOGY: VTI MULTIFOCAL LENS
This has been proven to impact three visual risk factors for myopia!
- Lag of accommodation
- Amplitude of accommodation
- Peripheral hyperopia
Pilot data shows that the lenses have the highest efficacy in suppression of myopic development. The data also indicates excellent vision at all distances and that most children feel no discomfort while wearing them. Call our office if these lenses are right for you or your child!
"Nearsightedness or myopia is a symptom before it is a condition. We make it into a condition by treating the symptom and not the cause. By treating the symptom with glasses, we lock the person into nearsightedness for a lifetime. In fact, while glasses provide clear vision and are often necessary, they actually contribute to the eyes becoming more nearsighted (myopia progression).
Dr. Marran O.D. Ph.D. hopes that these intervention programs will become the Standard of Care for patients with Myopia. Until then, she is passionate about converting other Eye Care Providers to make this a part of their routine treatment through Continuing Education lectures at the Academy of Optometry and other optometric meetings.