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HIGH MYOPIA GLASSES VS CONTACT LENSES

My son has high myopia -8.75 at age 10 and has been under pediatric opthomologist care for yr. I just switched to contact lenses for him for better vision. I just want to know if wear soft contact lenses vs glasses can have negative impact on his progression of myopia. My opthomologsit seems fine with my decision going for contact lenses but am still bit worried.
Any suggestions welcome.Thanks.
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There should be no difference in myopia progression whether your son wears glasses or soft contact lenses.  There is some evidence that overnight wear of rigid orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses decreases myopia progression.  These lenses flatten the cornea, and there is clear vision without correction during the day.  The lenses need to be worn every night.  The biggest risk with contact lens wear is infection.  If your son is mature enough to wear and care for the lenses appropriately, he should do well.  Discuss the Ortho-K option with your pediatric ophthalmologist.
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Thanks so much Dr. Fazio . I did ask my opthomologist regarding ortho k, atropine as well as bifocal  which I found bout online but according to her his prescription is too high for ortho k and she is not interested in atropine or bifocal, don't know why? My son gets his eyes checked every 6 months no concerns. Dr. Fazio what is your opinion bout  low dose atropine with bifocal , any long term side effects in your knowledge if I want to go for atropine through different opthomologist .
Thanks again.
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