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A Better Summer for Your Child… Improve Their Vision Overnight!

Paragon Vision July 08, 2019 Nearsighted, CRT Lenses, Contact Lenses, Orthokeratology, Myopia, Ortho-K, optometrist, Eye Doctor, lifestyle, summer, quality of life


Swimming, water parks, popsicles – the feel of summer. What does your child like to do in the summer? We know there are plenty of children out there who have endless energy and an abundance of curiosity. As your child plays and explores this summer make sure they don’t have any limitations, including visual ones.

Is Your Child’s World Out of Focus?

Nearsightedness is a common vision condition, so common 2.5 billion people will be affected by nearsightedness by 2020.1 That’s next year! Nearsighted is where far away objects like an ice cream truck across the street or friends on the playground will look blurry and out of focus. Many parents go straight to glasses or daytime contacts to correct their child’s vision issue. But there is a life-changing treatment option. Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses correct vision while your child sleeps, by gently reshaping the curvature of the cornea. These types of lenses are categorized as orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses. When the lenses are removed in the morning, your child can see clearly without the need for glasses or daytime contacts!

Imagine it! No fear of glasses breaking while your child traverses the monkey bars or worry over lost contacts during family trips to amusement parks. Also clinical studies show overnight lenses like Paragon CRT® may deliver life-changing benefits such as:

  • -Improved ability to learn.
  • -Higher self-confidence.
  • -Enhanced social skills and self-esteem.
  • -Greater success in sports.2

Pool Time and Warmer Nights

Did you know it can be dangerous to swim in contacts? Swimming in contacts can increase the risk of Microbial Keratitis, an infection of the cornea.3 Lenses such as Paragon CRT® contacts are not worn during the day and give your child freedom to splash and play. Summer time means warmer nights. Maybe you and your child will want to stargaze or maybe they stay up late to play video games. Whatever their late-night activity is, your child will be able to wear their lenses all night long. During the day your child will use their natural eyesight – at night they have their corrective lenses. If your child wakes up in the middle of the night, they will be able to see immediately without reaching for glasses.

Don’t Compromise Your Child’s Quality of Life

Paragon CRT® lenses improve your child’s vision, their quality of life overnight! Any child who is nearsighted deserves this innovative and convenient treatment option. One study illustrated the top reason for children to choose Ortho-K lenses, like Paragon CRT® was for the convenience it allows in physical activities such as sports.From water balloon fights during the summer to gymnastics during the school year, your child can reach their greatest potential.

Make sure your child can see clearly and play freely. To find out if your child is a candidate click below to locate a Paragon CRT® certified eyecare professional.

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[1] Holden, B. A., T. R. Fricke, D. A. Wilson, M. Jong, K. S. Naidoo, P. Sankaridurg, T. Y.
Wong, T. J. Naduvilath and S. Resnikoff (2016). "Global Prevalence of
Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050."
Ophthalmology 123(5): 1036-1042.

[2] 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.

[3] Lam JS, Tan G, Tan DT, Mehta JS. (2013) Demographics and behavior of patients with contact lens-related infectious keratitis in singapore.