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.