Hi! My 10 year old daughter has rapidly-progressing myopia and no astigmatism present:
- Summer 2019: -0.75
- October 2020: -1.75
- June 2021 (only 8 months later): -3.25
I really want to slow down her progression and I was looking for your experiences with pediatric myopia control programs like Ortho-K, Soft Multifocal Lenses, and Atropine drops. My daughter is mature enough that I'm certain she can handle hard or soft lenses.
Also, our optometrist seems really expensive for the program costs:
- Ortho-K: $2000 for fitting/lenses/first year of monitoring, $250 for pair of backup lenses, $1000 program fee for year 2 and each year beyond.
- Soft Multifocal Lenses: $800 for first year, does not include cost of lenses, $500 program fee for year 2 and each year beyond.
- Atropine: $800 for first year, does not include cost of atropine, $500 program fee for year 2 and each year beyond.
Any idea if these program fees are typical?
Thank you in advance for your experiences and advice. Any data you have is helpful in trying to make our decision on treatment. I also created /r/MyopiaControl because I was surprised it didn't exist yet. 🙂