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.
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 .