Myopia Control Clinic at Sun Valley Eye Care
We are excited to offer your child a program designed to slow down or halt their eyes from becoming more myopic or nearsighted.
We are certified to prescribe Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) and iSee Advanced orthokeratology retainer contact lenses.
Myopia Prevention: Website with lots of research about myopia studies. Richard L. Anderson, OD
Myopia Control - A Cure for Nearsightedness? : All About Vision Gary Heiting, OD
The Case for Myopia Control Now : Bruce Koffler, MD
Myopia Control Clinic : Actual ongoing cases summarized by Loc H. Pham, OD at Sun Valley Eye Care.
Orthokeratology is a program that takes committment from the patient/parent and us. It can be very labor intensive at the beginning, but the rewards can last a lifetime (i.e. myopia control).
We are committed to providing you with the best technology by investing in a Medmont Corneal Topographer, ReeSeeVit Elite Series Anterior Segment Camera, and Paragon CRT diagnostic kit.
Dr. Pham is a member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC). Being involved in the AAOMC allows us to share case studies with other practitioners and experts across the world who are committed to helping one another. The annual meetings allow us to share new studies and increase our knowledge about myopia control.
The total fee for the entire orthokeratology program starts at $2000 and up depending on the level of difficulty and chair time required for a successful fit. This includes all professional visits and retainer lenses needed for optimal vision. Initially each visit may last an hour or more.
There will be a minimum of 6 visits the first 6 months, just like any refractive eye surgery visits.
The custom retainers are designed based on the refraction, keratometry, pupil size, overall iris diameter, and topography. A pair of retainer lenses is included in the overall program cost.
Patients who need to replace lost or broken retainers may purchase them for $200 a retainer. Once we obtain all the pertinent data, we can give you a quote for how much the program fee will be. The higher the complexity, the higher the fee.
The Paragon CRT design is reserved for myopia under -4.00. The iSEE design is for anything beyond -4.00.
Like all refractive surgery candidates, you may qualify, but may not be the best candidate due to dry eyes, large pupils, irregular sleep patterns, etc. We will encourage you to ask lots of questions. We will try to discuss your goals and our goals to see if you or your child may be a good candidate for this program.
Please feel free to read the following links and FAQs. They will be helpful for you to obtain background information about orthokeratology before you come in for your consultation.