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Myopia Management

What is Myopia?

Myopia is more commonly known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness.

Myopia occurs because the focusing power of the eye is too strong or the eye is physically too long.

This results in the light rays focusing in front of the back of the eye, so vision is blurred.

What causes it?

Research suggests that multiple factors contribute to developing Myopia and its increase from eye growth, these include:

  • Excessive close work (study/device use)
  • Too little time spent outdoors
  • Genetic factors (familial/ethnicity)
  • Influence of peripheral vision

Although conventional spectacle lenses correct the central vision, they leave a slight peripheral defocus.

This defocus is a leading factor in driving eye growth – so we see ever stronger prescriptions needed as myopic youngsters grow.

Why a Concern?

People with Myopia are at higher risk of serious eye conditions, and worryingly this risk increases as the myopia increases.

A great deal of research is focusing on effective ways to limit this progression.

Myopia usually starts and increases most during childhood, so taking steps to manage its progression as early as possible can reduce their future risks from these conditions.

What can be done?

Lifestyle adjustments: Reducing the intensity and duration of close work by taking regular breaks and spending more time outdoors, has been shown to reduce the rate of myopic progression.

Therapeutic management: Peripheral defocus spectacle or contact lenses (eg MiyoSmart, Stellest or MiSight 1 day) are innovative lenses designed to reduce the effects of peripheral defocus.

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Our Service

Considering latest developments, we recommend, and are accredited providers of:

  • MiyoSmart spectacle lenses
  • Stellest spectacle lenses
  • MiSight 1 Day contact lenses

These programmes are available via our simple monthly payment plan.

We will be happy to discuss your concerns, assist your understanding and support your choices.