WHAT IS MYOPIA?
Myopia is more commonly known as short-sightedness. It is caused when the eye has grown longer than normal or the cornea is too steep and cannot focus correctly. Near objects are clear, but distant objects appear blurred.
You are more likely to develop short-sightedness if your parents are short-sighted. The younger the child is when they are first found to be short-sighted, the higher the myopia is likely to become.
Eyes with a high degree of myopia are at an increased risk of developing a serious condition like retinal detachment or glaucoma in the future.
MYOPIA CONTROL CONTACT LENSES
There is currently no cure for short-sightedness and until now, adults and children with myopia have been dependent on spectacles or contact lenses to correct their vision.
However, in recent years, exciting new developments in contact lens technology brings you the option to slow or halt the progression of myopia through contact lenses.
MiSight soft contact lenses are worn daily to correct short-sightedness and slow the progression of myopia in children with healthy eyes.
The best results are achieved the earlier myopia control lenses are worn. If your child is diagnosed with short-sightedness, talk to us today about myopia control lenses or our overnight vision correction lenses, Ortho K.