Don't be short-sighted about myopia!
We are thrilled to be able to tell you about an exciting new spectacle lens development which is ground-breaking for children with myopia – this includes those who don't yet have myopia, but whose parents do.
What is myopia?
It is being short sighted i.e. things in the distance are blurred. For a full definition, click here to read more information on Myopia.
Why is myopia an issue?
Lots of us are short-sighted; having to wear glasses or contact lenses can be inconvenient, but not a major problem.
What many people don't know is how myopia affects eye health. If you are myopic, you are at risk of developing other eye conditions, such as retinal detachment and glaucoma, and the risk is greater the more short-sighted you are.
What can we do about it?
For myopic adults, this cannot be changed – visit your optician regularly and wear fabulous glasses or contact lenses.
For children, we recommend limiting the time they spend working on something within roughly 30cm of their eyes to 30-minute intervals, and spending plenty of time outdoors have been shown to have some impact.
There is now an exciting alternative option to manage the condition in children. Our wide range of lenses now includes innovative spectacle lenses, which have been shown to slow the progression of myopia by an average of 60%.
The lenses look just like normal spectacle lenses, and children adapt to them easily. By choosing this revolutionary lens, you are giving your child the best chance of clearer vision when they are older.
Who are specialised lenses suitable for?
All children who are short-sighted, even if only very slightly. In particular, children who start to become short-sighted at a younger age, and who have a parent(s) who are also short sighted.
All of our lenses use cutting edge technology to help manage the development of myopia.
Visit our practice and ask a member of the team for more information.
When should a child begin wearing specialised lenses?
As soon as myopia is detected.
For further information or to book an appointment, please call us on 01254 53554