For children who are unable to put either soft or hard contact lenses on, atropine drops are another great option. The American Academy of Ophthalmology conducted a 5 year study which shows that these drops may decrease myopia progression by as much as 50%! The significance of these findings are numerous.
- Atropine can be used in conjunction with other forms of Myopia Control.
- Atropine has a long history with no known risks.
- Atropine is the best option for children who have myopia but are too young to begin with other treatments such as Orthokeratology or multifocal contact lenses.
- Atropine when used in ultra low doses of .01% have no side effects.