Every parent wants to give their child the world. Loving parents everywhere know they can’t protect their kids from everything, but they can set them up to succeed and thrive.
Luckily, the incredible amount of information available to today’s parents offers them an edge on previous generations. In the past, well-meaning moms and dads did their best to provide and care for their children, but were faced with fewer choices, limited information, and less advanced technology. Especially when it came to health decisions. Thankfully, today’s parents have access to advanced technology that allows early interventions, giving them the power to improve their children’s quality of life with relative ease.
Give Your Child the Freedom to be a Kid
Imagine sitting in a classroom, already restless and ready to go outside, all while struggling to see the material on the board. Or imagine learning to ride a bike while the street ahead appears fuzzy and unclear. Imagine the frustration of aiming for a basket while worrying that your glasses will get knocked off.
All these scenarios are common for children with nearsightedness. This vision condition, also known as myopia, is an increasingly common affliction that affects one’s ability to see at a distance. In recent years, nearsightedness has neared epidemic proportions in the U.S. While nearsightedness is frequently passed down genetically, research has indicated that the growing amount of time children spend in front of screens, such as phones and tablets, has led to this surge. When left untreated, the condition has the potential to worsen over time, even resulting in glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment in severe cases.
Nearsightedness usually begins in childhood, as early as age 6.2 When left untreated, myopia can affect a child’s ability to learn and interfere with skill development.2 Early detection is essential for treatment and the reduction of potentially serious complications as they grow older. In both young and older children, the impacts of nearsightedness are far-reaching. Kids with myopia face challenges like trouble in school, difficulty in sports, a decrease in confidence, and headaches and eyestrain.
So, what if we told you that Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses offered an effortless answer for families treating myopia?
How Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses Work
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a non-surgical solution for patients with myopia that utilizes specially designed contact lenses, like Paragon CRT®, to improve vision. This option treats nearsightedness without the use of daytime contacts or glasses. Worn overnight, CRT lenses reshape the curvature of the cornea, allowing the wearer to wake up, remove the lenses and see clearly throughout the day.
Improve the Way They See Their World
Since Paragon CRT® lenses are worn only at night, kids can wake up in the morning with new confidence and freedom. For kids of any age, the ability to play unfettered is a gift every parent wants to give. As the treatment happens while they sleep, the day is open to whatever surprises it may hold. Imagine a day at the beach without giving a thought to glasses that could come off in the water! With Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses, you can give your child the freedom to be a kid. Let them run around and play confidently, knowing that they can see what’s in front of them, and never again worry about glasses getting in the way. Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses are just another way parents can give their kids the best chance to succeed and thrive. As every parent knows, there is almost no greater satisfaction than giving them the gift of a better life.
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 Jones-Jordan, LA, et al. 2012. Time outdoors, visual activity, and myopia progression in juvenile-onset myopes. Clinical and Epidemiologic Research 53: 7169-7175.
 Carr, B. J., Ph.D., & Stell, W. K., M.D., Ph.D. (1995). The Science Behind Myopia. In The Organization of the Retina and Visual System. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
 Walline, J. J., Lindsley, K., Vedula, S. S., Cotter, S. A., Mutti, D. O., & Twelker, J. D. (2011, December 07). Interventions to slow progression of myopia in children. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4270373/