Myopia treatment for children’s eyes comes to Binghamton

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – A way to prevent children’s eyes from getting worse has made its way to Greater Binghamton.

Laura Goldberg, an optometrist at Binghamton Eye Associates offers a Myopia treatment that works as she says as a non-permanent lasik. The treatment tasks patients with wearing a hard contact lens at night while they sleep that allows them to then have 20/20 vision during the day lens free. Goldberg says the treatment helps slow nearsightedness in children which can also help prevent greater threats down the road.

“I just think it’s really important to give your patients the latest technology. If there’s anyway to help actually treat near sightedness which could lead to long term complications like retinal detachments or glaucoma, we should definitely make it available to patients as an option to help prevent these risks in the future.”

15 year-old Kylie Berger has been going through the treatment. She says it’s been a smooth process and that it’s made her life much easier as an athlete.

“I’m young and I’m out swimming and doing sports and it’s difficult to have to worry about wearing contacts or glasses all day. It’s nice just being able to stick something in at night and not have to worry about anything during the day.”

Goldberg says there is very low risk involved with the treatment. She says while there is the initial cost for the treatment, there will be much greater savings long term as a result of having it done.

To schedule an appointment to learn more about the treatment, call Binghamton Eye Associates at 607-723-7586.

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