Dr. Charles Bittel III is a proud member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC).  He developed a passion for Myopia Control as he noticed an increasing number of young patients displaying increasingly high levels of myopia, or nearsightedness (the inability to see objects far away without corrective lenses). The progression of myopia does not just mean thicker glasses or a higher number on the contact lens prescription. Moderate to high levels of myopia increase the risk of developing other ocular diseases such as glaucoma, myopic macular degeneration, and retinal detachment. Children with myopic parents or those that exhibit myopia at a young age are most at risk for progressing to moderate to high levels of myopia if Myopia Control measures are not taken.

While there are a few different Myopia Control techniques that are practiced on a global scale and are supported by peer-reviewed studies, we have chosen to focus on Orthokeratology and soft-multifocal contact lenses as the centers of our Myopia Control Program. If you feel that your child is at risk for myopic progression, Dr. Charles Bittel III is always happy to discuss our Myopia Control Program options as well as environmental factors that can help reduce the risk of myopia progression. Generally we will discuss Myopia Control options at your child’s annual eye exam and then schedule a separate consultation for our Myopia Control Program once your family is ready to proceed with treatment. Or if your child has already had their annual eye exam elsewhere and you are considering having them see Dr. Bittel for Myopia Control, we can simply schedule a Myopia Control Program consultation.

For more information on our Myopia Control Program, please call our office at 714-779-8521. Or feel free to email Dr. Charles Bittel III directly at bittelod@gmail.com. Thank you!