Myopia

Myopia (Short Sightedness)

Myopia, or short-sightedness causes blurred distance vision. People who are short-sighted can see clearly up close when reading a book, or looking at a screen, however, distance tasks will be blurry, such as looking at a white board at school, driving, or looking across a room. 

Myopia Control

Our practice is fully equipped to manage children who are progressively becoming more short sighted.  We have equipment to monitor the axial length of the eye, a corneal topographer and auto refractor.  Close monitoring of children particularly from as young as 8 years of age to late teenage years may be required to reduce the rate of myopia progression.

Our Optometrists will discuss the options with you to determine the best course of treatment. It is important to remember that no treatment can stop myopia progression in children, only slow it down. 

Treatment Options

Miyosmart Spectacle Lenses

Atropine Therapy

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Misight Contact Lenses

Ortho K

Miyosmart Spectacle Lenses

Miyosmart spectacle lenses are custom made lenses designed to correct vision and slow myopia progression. D.I.M.S (defocus incorporated multiple segments) technology focuses peripheral light in front of the retina to slow progression while the central area of the lens allows your child to see clearly.

Atropine Eye Drop Therapy

Eye drops which are instilled in each eye at night before bedtime, generally prescribed in conjunction with spectacles or contact lenses.

Misight Daily Contact lenses

MiSight 1 day, disposable contact lenses sharpen vision and are proven to significantly reduce the progression of myopia.  Whilst wearing MiSight contact lenses your child will see clearly, have freedom from glasses and will be able to continue to enjoy the activities they love.  

Ortho K Contact lenses

Ortho K RGP lenses

Kids and Contact Lenses

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