Are you looking for an Orthokeratology eye doctor in Frederick, Maryland?
Meet Dr. Boaz Schwartz, O.D., FAAO
At Mt. Airy Medical Eye Center's Myopia Control Program, we offer advanced eye care services to help our Frederick patients who seek expert advice, the latest in eye health technology, and highest level of professionalism.
With modern digital retinal imaging, corneal topography, and diagnostic software, we’ve helped numerous patients achieve comfortable, clear vision and prevent the development of eye disease, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and myopia or nearsightedness.
Although many adults wear eyeglasses to correct their myopia, anyone with a prescription over -4 diopters has an increased risk of macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, or retinal detachment.
Over the last 15 years, studies have surveyed children who started wearing eyeglasses at the age of 6 or 7, their nearsightedness had worsened as much as by -.5 or -1 diopter per year.
That means by the age of 20, many children will have vision over -6 diopters! That could mean they are over 4x at risk for eye disease compared to the average adult.
Today, research has concluded that we’re in a myopia epidemic.
Children are watching smartphones, televisions, and computer screens constantly, and their vision has overworked their near vision. This has ultimately harmed their ability to see at distances.
Nearsightedness or myopia in children has increased across the worldwide, (including , Maryland) where nearly half of all school children require prescription eyewear.
Fortunately, Mt. Airy Medical Eye Center's Myopia Control Program carries the solution to manage myopia in children — orthokeratology or Ortho-K.
Ortho-K or Corneal Refractive Therapy safely reshapes the cornea or surface of the eye to achieve perfect vision. The lenses are worn overnight, for amazing vision throughout the day without requiring eyeglasses or contacts.
Ortho-K’s major advantage is to STOP or at the very least drastically slow the rate of myopia progression and keep children’s eyesight at a healthy -1 or -2 diopters until they reach their adulthood.
Numerous patients from Frederick, Maryland have begun wearing ortho-k lenses and have noticed that over 2 or 3 years, their children no longer required a stronger prescription as before.
While our eyes stop worsening when we reach our mid to late 20s, children’s eyesight is sensitive and can change rapidly. The earlier one begins Ortho-K, the more likely their eyesight will become stable later in life — meaning fewer risks of eye disease.
If you live in Frederick, Maryland, and are interested in providing your child:
- Amazing daytime vision without glasses or contacts
- Reducing the rate of their nearsightedness
- End the cycle of stronger prescription eyewear year after year
- Improve their confidence
- Improve their performance at school, sports, and extracurricular activities
- Know that they will have the healthiest pair of eyes for life
Orthokeratology is the doorway to success and amazing vision.