We are pleased to announce the formation of The Progressive Myopia Center of Park Ridge Vision.
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) recently passed a resolution urging eye care professionals to follow a standard of care for patients with Myopia (nearsightedness). Please see this link for the official resolution.
The resolution defines the evidence-based standard of care with three main components:
- Mitigation — Optometrists educating and counseling parents and children, during early and regular eye exams, on lifestyle, dietary, and other factors to prevent or delay the onset of myopia.
- Measurement — Optometrists evaluating the status of a patient during regular comprehensive vision and eye health exams, such as measuring refractive error and axial length whenever possible.
- Management — Optometrists addressing patients’ needs of today by correcting myopia, while also providing evidence-based interventions (e.g., contact lenses, spectacles, pharmaceuticals) that slow the progression of myopia, for improved quality of life and better eye health today and into the future.
The doctors and team at Park Ridge Vision have been providing high level care, in line with the WCO resolution, for our patients with Myopia. We are proud to be at the forefront of research, technology and knowledge when it comes to managing patients with Myopia. Please visit our Myopia Page on our website for more detailed information.
Our practice has developed research based solutions for patients with progressive myopia. Our practice offers individualized care for each patient with myopia. Patients with identified progressive myopia are offered the option of enrolling in our Global Myopia Program in order to slow the deterioration of their eyesight and vision. Below are frequent questions and answers to our Global Myopia Program.
- What is the Global Myopia Program?
- The Global Myopia Program is an individualized program with the goal of protecting your child’s vision for a lifetime. Patients identified as being at risk for or have documented Myopia progression are prescribed the Global Myopia Program which is an annual program that covers all treatments necessary to treat your child’s vision. The program fees cover all treatment costs related to Myopia along with all other eye care services (outside of Vision Therapy/Rehabilitation).
- If a new device or treatment is made available in the middle of a Global Myopia Program year will I have to pay any additional fees for access?
- No. The Global Myopia Program covers any treatments that are found to be safe and effective throughout the Global Myopia Program year.
- Should every patient with Myopia be enrolled in the Global Myopia Program?
- No. Our approach is to identify patients that are at risk for or have documented myopia progression. There are cases of myopia that do not have documented progression and those patients are not prescribed the Global Myopia Program.
- Does Insurance cover the Global Myopia Program?
- As of this writing, the Global Myopia Program is a non-covered service. The fees are privately paid for by the patient and there are no other additional fees for any services for each one year period, regardless of treatment or need. This program covers routine eye care, red eye visits, Myopia related visits and eye urgencies and emergencies with no other fees or billing charged for active patients of the program.
Are you in need of more information regarding The Progressive Myopia Center of Park Ridge Vision? Contact us here. We look forward to protecting your child’s vision!