Child Myopia Control
Once your children become myopic (nearsighted), every year, or even sooner, their myopic powers will rapidly and continually increase in power. This is especially true if they are of Asian ancestry. Not only is it an inconvenience to have them experience rapid ever-increasing amounts of myopia, but more importantly, it makes your children more and more at risk for very serious eye-health problems as their amount of myopia rapidly increases. In fact, one of the leading causes of blindness in the world is due to high degrees of myopia!! Children of Asian ancestry begin myopia at much earlier ages and progress more rapidly, reaching much higher powers rarely experienced by any other group in the world!!
Something effective HAS to be done to try to help stop this very rapid continuous progression of myopia in your children!!!
And something effective IS being done!
Over the last twenty years, Dr. Planer has developed and is using his program of Myopia Control, especially developed for Asian children, which has proven both effective and fun for them to do.
This program is called the EXCEL Myopia Control Program.
During the Excel Program, your child will wear extremely small and comfortable (we call the mild awareness-sensation "whisper touch") Program contact lenses for over-night wear. These lenses are individually designed using highly sophisticated computer measurements of each of your child's corneas (front covering of the eye). These lenses are precisely created to match the exact shape of each of your child's corneas. These lenses are made with extremely hyper-highly oxygen permeable material (F.D.A. approved, of course, as is the procedure) that allows the needed oxygen to go through the lens material itself, helping to ensure a safe environment for the eye while being worn over-night. Each lens is completely different for each eye and for each patient...they are completely individually determined and manufactured, again, for each eye and for each person. They are not from any so-called "fitting set" that forces the eyes to adapt to their limited lens parameters and changes. This assures that the Excel Program is the most effective and safe for your child to experience! When these lenses are removed upon awakening, your child will see much clearer than before. In fact, the over-whelming majority of the patients in our Program see clear enough to need no prescription glasses/contact lenses during the day....THAT is the FUN part of the EXCEL Program for your child....and, in our office, your child will have fun!!! Just ask any of the many children who participate in the Program here!!! The GREAT part of the EXCEL Program for your child is that it eliminates the dangerous rapid ever-increasing myopic future changes that your child normally would have to experience, if not for Excel.
With Dr. Planer's complete attention to safeguarding your child's eye-health and continually monitoring your child's Program to make sure it remains above the superior level of care, you and your child can be assured that the history of yearly rapidly ever-increasing myopic power progression will be ended once and for all!!
During the Excel Program your child will be examned, evaluated, and cared for by Dr. Planer, personally, NOT by any technician! This assures that only the highest degree of knowlege and care is given to your child.
The Excel Program includes a full year of care, including any and all visits for your child and any and all changes in lenses needed for the superior care and results your child deserves. The Program is not limited to only one manufacturer's lenses or types of lenses or techniqes of fitting, like many of the other practitioners in the field only offer for your child's care. Dr. Planer's practice is the Premier Myopia Control practice in Georgia! Unlike many of Dr. Planer's competitors, his experience and knowledge allows him to use whatever lenses and fitting techniques are available, in addition to those that he has personally developed over the years, to ensure that anything your child experiences in the Excel Program continually remains above the "cutting edge" of technology and care. You and your child do not deserve less than that!!!
To learn more about the Excel Program and to have any of your questions answered, please make an appointment (any day of the week) for you and your child/children to have a free Excel consultation with Dr. Planer and his staff.
The EXCEL Myopia Control Program is available on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS for you and your child's convenience.