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Give Your Child an Advantage This School Year

Paragon Vision August 07, 2019 Nearsighted, CRT Lenses, Contact Lenses, Orthokeratology, Myopia, Ortho-K, school, lifestyle, quality of life, CRT, back to school


Is your child coming home frustrated because of school? Are their grades declining? Maybe they are struggling to remember facts and figures and finding it hard to keep up with the latest lessons. Many times, when a child is struggling in school it may have to do with poor vision, specifically nearsightedness.1 Nearsightedness is where far away objects appear blurry and out-of-focus. Nearsighted children can struggle to see the chalkboard, projector, and T.V. screen. Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a common vision condition that is rapidly on the rise. By 2050 it is expected nearly half of the world’s population will be myopic.1  Paragon Vision Sciences offers a life-changing treatment option for nearsightedness that can enhance your child’s quality of life.

Don’t Let Your Child Live with Limits

Children approach life without limits. Their energy is endless. Their dreams are boundless. And their vision of their future is filled with exciting possibilities! However, vision issues can place limitations on childhood development that can directly impact their quality of life.2 Performance in the classroom, out on the playing field, and socializing with peers can all be compromised by nearsightedness.

Treatment like Orthokeratology can have a positive impact on a child’s quality of life.3 Orthokeratology is the use of contact lenses that gently reshape the cornea to treat vision conditions like nearsightedness. Paragon CRT® Contacts are Orthokeratology lenses. Paragon CRT® is worn by your child overnight and then removed in the morning for improved vision. During the day your child will see with their natural eyesight without the need for glasses or daytime contacts.

Lenses like Paragon CRT® have been clinically proven3 to improve a child’s:

  • -Self-esteem
  • -Performance in sports
  • -Their willingness to try new things
  • -Success in school
  • -Social skills3

See a Better Life for Your Child…OVERNIGHT!

Help your child perform better this school year! See them brighten up and gain confidence in themselves by using Paragon CRT®.  Easily worn at night while your child sleeps, Paragon CRT® gives more than convenience to a child, it gives them freedom during the day from glasses, sports goggles, and daytime contacts. Your child can receive the impactful short-term benefits of CRT® all while treating their nearsightedness. Nearsightedness can lead to ocular diseases and severe vision issues later in life.4 Treating your child’s nearsightedness can help their visual health in the long-run.

Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses can only be prescribed by a Paragon CRT® certified eyecare professional. To find one near you, you can use our find a doctor locator. Math, literature, history, economics, science – whatever your child loves or struggles in, give them a boost in self-esteem, academic performance, and visual ability by investing in overnight vision correction.



[1] Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, Jong M, Naidoo KS, Sankaridurg P, Wong TY, Naduvilath TJ, Resnikoff S, Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050, Ophthalmology, May 2016 Volume 123, Issue 5, Pages 1036–1042


[2] McAlinden, Colm M.D., M.B.B.Ch., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D., M.R.C.Ophth.; Lipson, Michael O.D., F.A.A.O., (2018). Orthokeratology and Contact Lens Quality of Life Questionnaire. Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc., 44(5), 279-285. Retrieved May 28, 2019.

[3] F. Z., G. Z., & Z. Z. (2018). Investigation of the Effect of Orthokeratology Lenses on Quality of Life and Behaviors of Children. Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc., 44(5). Retrieved May 8, 2019.

[4] D.I. Filtcroft, Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 31 (2012) 622-660