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What Does A Good Quality of Life Look Like for Your Child?

Paragon Vision January 17, 2020 Nearsighted, CRT Lenses, Contact Lenses, Orthokeratology, FDA Approved, Myopia, Ortho-K, playground, quality of life, swimming, sports, vision, nearsightedness, eye health, vision health, eyes, health, freedom


What does a good quality of life look like for a child? Is it good health, a stable home, safety, comfort, the best education, the ability to discover and play? Quality of life is beyond basic comforts and needs. It is your measurement of satisfaction with life and for a child, quality of life can impact their success in school, sports, and ultimately their development to adulthood.

Being a child is all about learning, playing, exploring, and many first-time experiences. One common vision condition may be holding your child back from reaching their full potential. Nearsightedness, which causes distance vision to be blurry, has reached epidemic proportions worldwide.1 Nearsightedness can be caused by both genetic and environmental factors.1 The disease has increased by 66% in the U.S. since 1971.2 By 2050 it is expected nearly half of the world’s population will be nearsighted.1

Give Your Child the Ability to Learn and Grow

Has your child ever struggled to see the front of the classroom clearly? How far can they see on the playground? Can they make out the other side of the street? Glasses and daytime contacts can be a good treatment option, however what if you knew of a treatment that didn’t involve either? Paragon CRT® are special contact lenses your child wears only at night! While your childConsumer-levels-of-myopia-1200x900 sleeps the lenses gently correct the curvature of the cornea. In the morning your child will remove the lenses for clear vision that lasts all day without having to wear glasses or daytime contacts!

Lenses like Paragon CRT® have been clinically proven to improve a child’s ability to learn, increase participation in sports, and boost confidence.3 The slightest change in a child’s life can impact them. With clear vision free of glasses and daytime contacts, your child can easily see the whiteboard, may have more confidence to raise their hand in class, and could become more adventurous on the playground.

Give Your Child A Competitive Edge

From football to track to basketball to swimming, there are so many sports that can enrich your child’s life. With Paragon CRT® Overnight Contact Lenses, your child can play and compete without any glasses, daytime contacts, or sports goggles! You show support to your child by attending all their recitals and games. By treating their nearsightedness overnight, you are also supporting their eye health.

Give Your Child Freedom

Living a life free of glasses, daytime contacts, and sports goggles can help your child learn and increase their participation in sports. Ultimately Paragon CRT® gives your child FREEDOM! No more threat of losing a contact on the soccer field or breaking glasses while riding their bike. Your child’s glasses won’t get lost in the snow and they won’t have to worry about removing their lenses before jumping in the pool. With Paragon CRT® your child wakes up to clear vision. Not to mention many parents like the idea of managing their child’s nearsighted treatment in the home. No more stress about making sure your child has a spare pair of glasses on them when at school.

Paragon CRT® Contact Lenses are FDA approved and because of this can only be prescribed by a Paragon CRT® certified eye doctor.4 To find a certified eye care professional near you, use our find a doctor locator tool.

Give your child the gift of freedom from glasses and daytime contacts!


[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]  Vitale, S et al. 2009. Increased prevalence of myopia in the United States between 1971-1972 and 1999-2004. Arch Ophthalmol 127(12): 1632-1639.

[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] FDA Approval Letter