Myopia Management

Myopia Management is a way to slow the progression of a child’s short-sightedness using specialist contact lenses or spectacle lenses. We have many years experience in this revolutionary treatment and have seen some impressive results.

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Myopia Explained

Myopia is the medical term for short- sightedness, when the eyeball is too long or too powerful. The result is that light coming into the eye does not focus directly on the retina (the light sensitive layer at the back of the eye), but instead falls in front of it, causing objects in the distance to look blurred.
Myopia is traditionally corrected by wearing spectacles or contact lenses. As the eye grows, a person typically becomes more myopic and the power of their spectacle or contact lens prescription increases.

Myopia Management

Myopia management aims to slow down the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) in children and young adults through lifestyle changes, the use of specialised contact lenses and specially designed spectacle lenses. It is unlikely that myopia management will stop the progression of myopia completely.

A higher prescription is not only an inconvenience causing poorer vision without glasses or contact lenses but all myopia and especially higher prescriptions are linked to an increased risk of developing eye diseases such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration and cataract in later life. Each dioptre increase in myopia results in 67% increased risk of myopic macular degeneration.

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Treatment options

There are two contact lens options – either soft daily disposable multi focal contact lenses (MiSight) that are worn during the day or specially designed gas permeable night lenses (orthokeratology) which are worn when asleep. In addition, specialist Hoya MiyoSmart spectacle lenses can also be used by those who don't wish to go down the contact lens route.

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Cameron Optometry Ltd
5 St Vincent Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6SW

Tel: 0131 225 2235
Fax: 0131 220 6013
Email: vision@cameronoptom.com

Opening times 

9.00am – 5.30pm
Monday – Friday

On Tuesdays, our phones go to answerphone until 9.30am to allow for our weekly staff meeting.

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