Children are increasingly suffering from myopia, which can have an impact on their education and future prospects. Acting early can help prevent or delay progression of this condition.
Myopia is also known as short-sightedness. This is where near objects are clear but distant objects appear blurred.
Many people choose to wear lenses in spectacles or contact lenses in order to correct their vision.
Eyes with a high degree of Myopia are at an increased risk of conditions that negatively affect vision such as retinal detachment, cataracts or glaucoma.
Instances of myopia are becoming more common due to a reduction in the time we spend outdoors, increased use of digital devices and other factors.
What is Myopia?
Treatments For Myopia
Today there are several options to stop the progression of myopia.
At Sarah Dineen, we stock specialised contact lenses that help control Myopia such as Ortho-K lenses. Orthokeratology involves a technology where you wear contact lenses overnight to correct your vision as you sleep.
The most effective way to halt the progression of short-sightedness in children is to diagnose it early. It’s important to visit us regularly for an eye examination, especially if there is a family history of myopia.
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