Myopia Management




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What is Myopia?

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a type of refractive error (prescription) that makes it difficult for patients to see things far away. During childhood, the eye grows naturally, however in myopia, the eye continues to lengthen throughout childhood, and can progress at a rapid rate as the child grows. The impact of this condition however, extends further than just blurry vision.

Pictured - an image of a thick pair of minus lenses used to correct myopia

Cost and Lifestyle Impacts

High prescriptions can often look aesthetically unpleasing in standard lenses. This often drives patients with high levels of myopia to need to spend a lot of money on thinner spectacle lenses, or contact lenses to disguise the need for high prescriptions.

Further to this, certain sports become a problem for myopic patients as the blur without their glasses is too severe.

Health Impacts

"There is no safe level of myopia" - Professor Ian Flitcroft

Eye health is severely impacted by myopia, and every -1.00D increases the risk of eye conditions such as:

  • Myopic Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal Detachments

As such, we need to be trying to reduce the level of myopia in children, to reduce the risk of vision loss in the future.

Pictured - a retinal image of myopic macular degeneration

So What Can We Do?

Myopia management spectacle lenses and contact lenses allow us to fit your child into a lens that has been clinically shown to be able to reduce the rate at which myopia progresses.

We have partnered with Hoya MiYOSMART and Coopervision MiSight to provide both a glasses and a contact lens solution for this.

Lifestyle Adjustments

In addition to myopia management lenses. There are lifestyle adjustments that can be made to reduce the rate at which myopia progresses

These include:

  • Spending 180 minutes a day outside
  • Reducing unnecessary close work and screen time
  • Increasing working distance when doing tasks at near

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