What is Myopia Control?
Myopia, or shortsightedness, is a common condition where the main symptom is blurred distance vision. The prevalence of myopia is increasing worldwide. In addition to the inconvenience of a lifetime of blurred vision, it carries the additional risk of eye diseases and vision loss.
How can myopia be managed?
Methods that have gained support in the control of myopia:
- MiyoSmart lenses in spectacles, which enable focus in both the central and mid-peripheral vision.
- Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) which involves the use of individually designed contact lenses which gently mould the shape of the cornea.
- Soft daily disposable contact lenses that are specifically designed to have a myopia controlling effect.
- Eyedrops with Atropine. Low dose atropine eyedrops can be used to slow the progression of myopia with minimal side effects.
When, and how often, is an eye test required for Myopia Control?
Myopia progression can be slowed or halted in children and teenagers. Regular eye tests for your children are recommended from at least 4 years of age, or earlier if you have concerns.
For all eye tests, you can book online through our website. For any new patients, please complete this form (Children/Young Adults (up to 16 years of age)) and either email to the practice at [email protected] or bring it with you on the day of the appointment.