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Helping Prevent Progressive Myopia in Children with Our Gentle Shaping System


When your children are faced with vision issues and conditions that threaten their eye health, pediatric eye care become vital. Here at Dr. Robert Gerowitz’ eye care clinic, we support the eye and vision health of children with a range of options to slow the progression of nearsightedness or myopia—a common eye condition in children and adults alike.

Dr. Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist PC offers clinically proven solutions for treating myopia in kids—Orthokeratology, also known as Corneal Reshaping Therapy. Read on to learn more about how this process helps prevent progressive myopia in kids.

How Does Pediatric Orthokeratology Work?

In the US, over 40% of the population needs eyeglasses due to myopia, and many of them are children. Experts agree that the most common reasons children develop myopia is:

  • wearing glasses that are too strong or too weak
  • minimal or lack of exposure to the outdoors
  • excessive close up work and play related to smart phones and tablets
  • children whose parents are nearsighted
  • children of Asian descent

Orthokeratology is a revolutionary way to gently reshape the front surface of the eye, resulting in  clearer vision. As it involves an actual therapeutic process, numerous studies suggest this treatment is effective in slowing the progression of myopia in children. This vision shaping treatment often involves the wearing of a specialized mold custom-made to the patient’s eye specifications. These molds are worn while your kids sleep, gently reshaping their cornea.

We Can Help Prevent Myopia Progression in Your Kids

Since 2000, Dr. Robert Gerowitz and his team have been working on slowing down  myopia in children through our Orthokeratology solution; called The Gentle Shaping System. A nationally recognized Orthokeratology expert and a senior member of the Orthokeratology Academy of America, Dr. Gerowitz can thoroughly assess your child’s eye health and prescribe the right corneal reshaping molds for their eyes. He can explain all the options and benefits of Orthokeratology to you and your family, as well as answer your questions so you can decide on your best course of action and treatment.

Get In Touch with Us Today!

Interested in learning more about our corneal reshaping therapy? You can call us at (847) 705-7777 or complete our form for more information or to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rob. We hope to see you in our clinic soon!