News and Advice on Myopia and General Eye Care for Patients and Professionals

Back to School with Paragon CRT®

Paragon Vision July 26, 2018 Nearsighted, Myopia, Ortho-K, optometrist, Eye Doctor, school


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You bought their new book bags, pens and notebooks. You took them in for their annual physical, and teeth cleaning. You even brought them in for a stylish new hairdo. But make sure you don’t forget one of the most important assets to your child’s education, their vision.

Every year young students struggle silently to see the front of the classroom. Most of the time completely unaware of the vision needs that are slowly putting them farther and farther behind their peers. As a parent you want to give your child every advantage you can. Start with one that affects nearly every aspect of their educational development. Give your child the advantage of clear eyesight.

A Clear Advantage

When a child is suffering the beginning stages of myopia, or nearsightedness, it is often unknown to the parent, teacher, or even the child themselves. Usually the first signs of a problem show up when the student struggles to read out loud in class or brings home an underwhelming report card.

“Many parents don’t realize that an eye examination not only checks that their child can see clearly, but perhaps more importantly, the health of their eyes is assessed to determine if they have or are at risk of developing any eye conditions or diseases. I have performed eye examinations on children as young as two, and I would urge all parents to have their children’s eyes examined every year to ensure they can see well in school and that they are healthy.”
- Richard Ruth, Optometrist, Director of Training, Paragon Vision Sciences

My Child has Myopia

You are not alone, and neither is your child. Myopia is quickly growing into a worldwide epidemic. It is estimated that by the year 2050, fifty-percent of the world’s population will be myopic1. Getting your child on a myopia treatment plan that suits their vision needs as well as their lifestyle is an important decision that could affect them for the rest of their lives.



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At Paragon Vision, we’re inspired to help change the lives of children whose educational development may be impaired due to nearsightedness. Recent clinical studies demonstrate that orthokeratology (Ortho-k) contact lenses – like Paragon CRT® may slow or stop the progression of myopia2.

Our overnight lenses are not only the first FDA approved lens of their type, they also come with an outstanding record of safety and efficacy in over 1 million patients around the world3. This makes them the perfect choice for parents of children that participate in sports or other outdoor recreational activities where glasses may be a hindrance. Allowing your child clear vision without the need to fumble with glasses may even come with positive self-esteem and quality of life benefits4.

Find a certified Paragon CRT® eye care professional and take your child in for their annual eye exam today. It may be the best educational investment you make all year.


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3. FDA Approval study 2002

4. Lipson, M.J., & Mcalinden, C. (2017). Orthokeratology and Contact Lens Quality of Life Questionnaire (OCL-QoL). Eye & contact lens Vol. 0, Num. 0.